Indigenous and queer artist, actress, and activist Jayli Wolf returns with the stunning self-directed video for new single “Lead Me.” Jayli is quickly making a name for herself and is a force to be reckoned with. Based out of Toronto, Canada Jayli is an Anishinaabe / Cree artist, actress, and creative, and she is making waves and inspiring others with her meaningful music which talks a lot about her indigenous heritage and struggles she has faced over time. She has quickly become a role model to the indigenous communities, talking to many of the youth about chasing their dreams no matter what comes in their way.
“Lead Me” which is a song that was originally meant to be released on her brilliant debut EP Wild Whisper, talks about a very real subject, temptation and addiction, and what hardships it can put on someone, but also about self preservation and knowing whats good for yourself.
On the meaning of the song Jayli Wolf shares, “‘Lead Me’ is about temptation and addiction. It’s about knowing how good a person or a substance can make you feel but at the same time being aware that you need to fight the desire for your own self-preservation. I gave so much of my energy and life to addiction, and it was terribly difficult to fight, to no longer let it lead me. Addiction is about survival. I wanted to escape my reality because I didn’t have the tools to change it. Temporary highs can be so enticing, but the cost is always higher. The video for the song illustrates being trapped by your proverbial demons, and for myself, finding healing through reclaiming my culture and taking my power back—breaking free from the chains of my past.”
It’s a brilliant song that features amazing and raw lyricism. Jayli is a genius at telling compelling and raw stories that are inspiring to others. She is a true artist who isn’t afraid to push the boundaries and get her message across in her music. A true star who is paving the way.
“I finally have the courage to use my voice to tell these stories. I hope this project will be able to shed light on and raise awareness of these subject matters,” Jayli Wolf notes, “We can forgive for our own healing. The road ahead is long, and change takes time.”
We can’t wait to hear more from her in the future, we’re sure it will be fantastic ! Check out the self directed music video for “Lead Me” below!
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