While we’re always told to live life without regrets, it’s hard not to look back and tell our former selves how we wished things had gone. Confronting all the vulnerabilities in a letter that Soleil Moon Frye wrote at 16 years old, Linda Perry revisits the past on her latest compelling single “The Letter” and leaves us feeling nostalgic. Lead by a soothing guitar melody, the singer peels back the layers of her struggles as a teenager – finding true friends and navigating conflicting emotions in an ever-changing world. Belting out over the final bridge, Perry’s vocals burst with warmth as she finally comes to terms with her life, as she sings, “It’s all right here, I wrote it to myself / what I wanted wasn’t crazy / all I needed was something in my life.”
Taken from the Soleil Moon Frye-directed documentary Kid 90, the accompanying video captures various shots and scenes from the film that detail the early lives of Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg and Corey Feldman.
Opening up on the release and single, Perry revealed, “The song was written as that letter. I haven’t shot a video in decades. Feeling insecure in my own skin I needed a mask to hide, not knowing that the simplistic approach would reveal more of my vulnerabilities. I asked director Don Hardy to shoot the video because I knew he would deliver something beautiful. The colours were influenced by the movie projections that filled the room and that consumed my body.”
Check out the single below…