In 2016, 23-year-old Alexandria Sienkiewicz wrote a poem about her struggles with heroin shortly before she accidentally overdosed on Fentanyl on April 2nd 2016. KULICK then turned her poem into a song he titled “H,” originally released on YouTube in 2017.
LISTEN TO THE NEWLY RE-RECORDED VERSION OF “H” HERE: https://orcd.co/kulickh
Alex was from the same small town as KULICK, and like many small towns in the USA it was suffering from a major heroin problem. Alex’s mother reached out and asked KULICK to make the poem into a song. ‘H’ was the result.
Today, she says “Five years ago we lost our daughter Alexandria which feels like yesterday. The realization of knowing the last time we spoke to her, and said “I love you” was five years ago is heart-breaking. We were so uneducated looking back on substance use disorder and embarrassed to ask five years ago, but we are happy with the changes we helped to make. By bringing substance use disorder out of the darkness and into the light has helped so many people save themselves. Our hope is that Alex’s words and Kulick’s music inspires more individuals to reach out for help and more parents to get educated in this matter of alcohol and drugs, that is what our daughter wanted.”
He also worked with her family on a documentary about her story. To commemorate the 5- year anniversary of her death KULICK has re-recorded the track. “We wanted to make a better version of the song and release it on all platforms instead of only YouTube so that it could reach more people going through a similar situation. I wanted to share the message of love and support instead of the stigma that is associated with ‘drug addicts’.
I wanted to give Alexandria’s poem about her struggle with addiction a voice. This is a story about heroin first and foremost, but anyone who has ever felt depression, anxiety, addiction, experienced negative self-talk, or internal struggle will be able to feel the power of Alexandria’s words.”
You can watch the powerful documentary ‘H: The Power of Poetry, Music, and The Life of Alexandria Sienkiewicz’ HERE
The original poem is HERE