Graduation: A Song to Live By



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The amazing Nimo has done it again, and evox is in love with his music and message.

Presenting to you the Empty Hands “Graduation” Music Video Animated by the Superfruit Collective ( )

Background on the song and video, from Nimo:

I’m happy to share this Music Video with you, especially as we near Graduation time around the world. I wrote this song wondering what a commencement address would feel like if it was a song? And this was the song that came out.

This song and video has had many beautiful synchronicities. While in the writing process, I was also watching various graduation speeches on YouTube. One that really inspired me was a speech by a dear brother, friend, and mentor, Nipun Mehta, where he spoke to the graduating class of Harker High School. So the last verse of the “Graduation” song, are snippets of his actual live Harker Commencement Speech.

The video is a beautiful labor of love offering by a group of amazing, soulful, and talented designers and animators in France called the Superfruit Collective. We just connected via the internet based on an alignment of message, purpose, and style. They agreed to help out without any charge. This video has been over 2 years in the making, based on when they could find time to take out of their busy lives to work on the piece. Thank you brothers for your amazing spirit, heart, and talent.

Lastly, I had been in the Philippines for the past two weeks prior to this release, having done a Musical Concert called “Heal Your World” with 180 students of Metta Assumption School here in Manila. I was so inspired by their spirit, work, and talent, that I asked the teachers if we could re-record the Chorus to include the Girls in this song and video. They immediately agreed and we literally just recorded them 2 days ago and wallah, here they are featured in the chorus of the song in the “Graduation” video.

We hope you enjoy the video and most importantly the message being shared through it.

Here are a few of my favorite lines in the song:

“Be Wary of the Impact you wanna make, instead, make sure YOU are impacted each day”
“Be Grateful for all of your Gifts, for Gratitude and Suffering cannot Co-exist” – Guri M.
“In Giving may you fully experience what it means to receive” – Nipun Mehta


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