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Music Review: "Emergence" Single by Auroara Leigh

There comes a time in every person’s life when they think: Damn, I wish I had my very own theme song. And given the diverse and subjective experiences of people, I imagine that every personal theme song will differ and depend on what the individual is going through, feels at that moment, or what stage of life they’re in.

"Emergence" Single Cover by Auroara Leigh
"Emergence" Single Cover by Auroara Leigh

But, if you’re looking for a theme song that encourages you to be authentic and genuine in your own body, then you should check out the work of Canadian Metis (indigenous) singer-songwriter Auroara Leigh, whose new single “Emergence” (released on June 21st, 2023) accomplishes this goal with flare, style and ease.

"My music is a movement to embrace life and everything it brings,” states the artist. “It’s about not shaming each other because when we accept each other, we can connect more again and I think the world could use a lot more of that!" And I have to agree. A little connection, especially in our current day and age, may be just what the doctor ordered.

Auroara Leigh
Auroara Leigh

"Emergence is about allowing yourself to be true to your own story of self, more than the projections from others about who you are. Emergence is about releasing the story of life or pain that someone else might have taught you or showed you in their behavior and not letting it impact how YOU choose to live."

In the track, the melody takes a backseat to the vocals, which touch on self-doubt, self-love, authenticity, and finding yourself. But that does not mean that the melody itself is not worthy of our attention. Enlisting the help of other instrumentalists to help bring her artistic vision to life, Leigh works hard to make sure all components work perfectly together in her music.

For this track, the fiddle is played by celebrated violinist Chloe Nakahara. "I felt the need to have a fiddle join the track because my grandfather was a Metis fiddler and he was well known for it,” explains Leigh. “I hadn’t brought in fiddle in any of my songs yet, and it felt like a way of honoring him, and also my Metis identity."

Check out more from Auroara Leigh on Spotify and Bandcamp.

Note* Music provided for objective review by our partners.


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