Friends record song in memory of teen killed after being hit by car - The Leamington Observer

Friends record song in memory of teen killed after being hit by car

Leamington Editorial 18th Jan, 2017   0

FRIENDS of a teenager tragically killed after being hit by a car in Leamington have recorded a song in his memory.

Kieran Long was walking along Old Warwick Road near to Morrisons supermarket one evening last February when he was hit as he crossed the road. The 15-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest and he was taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital where he died the following day.

Devastated friends at Myton School are still coming to terms with his loss nearly a year on, and to channel their grief 20 of them used the school’s music department to record a song called ‘This Flight’.

The students chose to record the track as music was one of Kieran’s passions and before his death they had planned to write and record an album together.

Those involved included Beant Dhillon, who wrote and performed the rap, Anaik Dhut who sang, and Callum Hansen on keyboards.

Head of Myton’s Greville House, Jordan Whitworth, said: “I’ve been so impressed with the maturity of these students who have been dealing with the tragic loss of their friend and have found a way to express their grief and also try to make something positive come out of their experience. I am simply blown away by the quality of the song they have written.”

Money raised through the song will go to charity Edwards Trust which has been supporting the Long family, and to the school’s music department.

‘This Flight’ costs 79p and is available on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify by searching ‘This Flight ft Anaik Dhut’.


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