Not only does Auti’s voice capture the attention of her fans and listeners, but it also spreads hope and awareness to those affected by suicide. In her “4 Years” music video, which premiered on HollywoodLife, Auti displays a heartfelt tribute to her friend, Luke. Auti shares the inspiration for her song and how she navigates the grief of losing someone to suicide with Jason Brown. 

Finding purpose in her pain  

As a mental health advocate, Auti demonstrates her support for those struggling in her lyrics. Suicide grief is devastating and complicated. Auti unpacks the conflicting emotions and pain she felt through heartfelt lyrics and a beautiful piano melody. 

“Through my music, I acknowledge the baggage that so many of us carry around and try to avoid – like a heavyweight.”, shares Auti. 

Creating a Message

This song is also a message to those struggling with the unanswered questions that come with losing someone to suicide. Many underestimate the number of people dramatically affected by suicide. Rather than focusing on what she lost, Auti leans into the love and light she shared with her dear friend. 

“Something that many of us deal with when we lose someone to suicide is the nagging question of if we could have done something to change their mind or prevented it, I believe it’s best to remind yourself of the love and light you shared while they were still here, and the meaning their life held doesn’t have to stop after they are gone. You can use that loss to save others.”

Auti is a remarkable young artist with a story that pulls your heartstrings. The loyalty to her friend and desire to make sense of her pain resulted in “4 Years”. If you or someone in your life is struggling, please call the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988.