Onoleigh breaks down walls and builds emotions in her new song “Walls.” Listen here. Co-written with Oates (Hall n Oates) and Nathan Chapman (multiple Taylor Swift credits), this song is so important because it emphasizes how healing music can be. “Walls" is healing because of how vulnerable it is. It’s like how we act better when we know people are watching- but this song is powerful because it is like looking into a mirror with no one around and being totally real and honest to yourself.” This song is about self-reflection and being true to yourself, especially when no one is watching.
Onoleigh envisions a future music video to include a little girl standing in her room, leaving to go to school and when she returns to her room, she is all grown up. She stands in front of a mirror and reflects on her life, herself, and how she got to where she is today. This song was written in the middle of Covid, and Onoleigh describes it as “epic and historical.” In a time with so much uncertainty and isolation from people, “Walls” not only accepts but embraces finding comfort in being alone and being able to ask the question of “who am I?” A former guidance counselor prior to pursuing her music career, Onoleigh is able to really connect with people. Her remarkable ability to harness compassion and empathy as a result of her experience has reached listeners on a powerful personal level with songs that are relatable and lean into what others are feeling.
Leaving her career in social work to pursue her dreams, Onoleigh is an artist on the rise. She wants to thank her supporters and listeners saying, “I try to make my music be healing, but it is really my listeners that heal me.” Being on stage and being able to connect to so many people gives her a sense of self-expression and freeing power to do all that Onoleigh does. Stay in touch by following her on social media at @onoleigh.