DIE 4 U is taken from the AK-47: 'Lost Innocence' which was created in 2015 after Bran returned from Sierra Leone. He quoted "It was one of the most difficult trips I had made"
The messages on the love heart sweets were taken from extracts when Bran interviewed the child soldiers in Sierra Leone. He asked them what they were doing, why they were there, and who would they die for?
There were roughly 10,000-14,000 children who fought between 1991 and 2002 in the Sierra Leone Civil War. Children fought on both sides of the conflict. Nearly half of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) and a quarter of the government armed forces consisted of children aged 8–14 years old and the AK-47 was the prominent weapon used in Sierra Leone.
1. Married couple (Represents the displacement of family/parents)
2. Diploma Scroll (Represents zero access to education)
3. Hearts (Lack of love)
4. Toys (Represents the loss of innocence and childhood)
5. Chocolate Bar (Humble luxuries out of reach)
6. 3x White Doves (Loss of freedom to play and simply be free to grow)
7. Blood (Symlobic of the destruction and pain)