20 March 2023

20 March 2023 - Jayli Wolf - Lead Me

If you read what I wrote on Saturday, you know I think Jayli Wolf released one of the most important songs of the last decade.  

This song is a little less important - but no less about indigenous and female empowerment.  The song and video are both super dark.

But we're not going to talk about that.  

We're going to talk about why Jayli Wolf is one of my most listened to artists on Spotify.  It's not because I want to feel pseudo-Canadian guilt, or that I only listen to First Nations protest music.  No, it's because this strongly emotionally-charged music slaps, and it slaps hard.  She's a fantastic musician and a fantastic songwriter, and she paints a picture with her music and lyrics like no other artists is doing today.

Here is the song, performed live on just a guitar.  It is absolutely gorgeous in its stripped down form, with the lyrical emotion pouring out.

But, in a classic twist, I sure didn't post this video for this song.  Keep watching the video after "Lead Me" is done for a super super strong version of what is one of my favorite songs.

(yeah, it's "Child of the Government")

But seriously, look at how she builds the song in real time.  Truly amazing.

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