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Audio: Ayoade Balogun

I am a freshman, so when I started working on Jollities, I knew I really wanted to write about something that had been on my mind a lot which was coming to college and leaving my childhood behind, growing older and hopefully a bit wiser.

The beginning of the piece represents childhood and simplicity. The beginning and end are both written in 7/8 to represent throughout the piece that life can pull you along in a way that is both exciting but also jarring at times. The middle section is darker, representing the internal conflict we get at turning points in our lives. It morphs back into a section similar to the first one, but with a little bit of a twist, as if one had learned more about him/herself. — Ayoade Balogun

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