- 24 Nov 21
Leila was inspired to write ‘Joe’ after a Myles Manley concert.
Rising Irish folk-pop artist Leila Jane began making waves in the scene with the release of her debut EP Decision Maker in 2017. The EP included ‘Look Away From Our Creation’ which Leila revamped and reissued this year with more of a folk flavour than when it first dropped.
Folk fans have been waiting for new material from the emerging singer since she shared ‘Look So Sweet' in 2019. Finally, it’s on the way and the Dublin-based songwriter’s latest track 'Joe' will arrive this Friday (November 26th).
‘Joe’ is well worth the wait as Leila shows how much she has grown as a songwriter. The new song combines her otherworldly vocals with a melodic bassline and crunching guitar chords.
Leila’s latest offering is accompanied by an Arthur Janowsky-directed music video that features an abusive lover screaming at the singer and telling her to leave. Jane does so and ends up at a show in a pub where she sings the breathtaking lyrics as she is liberated from her partner’s aggression and is free to heal from the trauma.
‘Joe’ was written and produced by the singer with additional production coming from Sam Stevenson and Colm Quearney. Leila was inspired to write the song after watching a “moving” concert by Sligo artist, Myles Manley.
According to a statement ‘Joe’ is “The song is a mantra for letting go and accepting all that was, along with its pain and heartache,” in the track a “past of seeking comfort in sources of pain is held up to the light and dissolved.”
Watch the video for ‘Joe’ exclusively on Hot Press below.