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Writer: Martin

Australian artist Saint Lane drops his debut track “Zip Code” which tackles a global problem of senseless street violence.

“”Zip Code” is about senseless violence. People hate people simply because they’re from a particular area. People rep area codes and spread violence to others from different zip codes. This is happening in Auckland all the time. Somebody dies because of a route by the postal system, forgetting that we are all from the same city. It’s further than Auckland too. When I was 18 and living on the Gold Coast I saw a kid stab another kid on a bus because he was from Tweed Heads. We were in Palm Beach. Tweed is 10 minutes away. So if these two boys lived 10 minutes closer to each other they’d be homies? It’s so dumb. The song isn’t intended to glorify violence or crime and I’m definitely not saying Auckland has more violence than anywhere else in the world. I’m just sharing my own perspective on a situation I know many people are in.”