R&B-infused reggae songstress/guitarist Leilani Wolfgramm is not shy about touching on dark and sensitive topics in her latest single “The Trail.”
Known for her soulful vocals and captivating beats, Wolfgramm is an American Tongan singer/songwriter from Orlando, Florida. She was introduced to music at a young age and embarked on a solo career in 2014 after being in her brothers’ reggae band for two years. She released her first album that year, and in 2016 Wolfgramm signed on with Raleigh Music Publishing.
Her eclectic sound and undeniable talents has led to her sharing the stage with Incubus and Ziggy Marley.
There is a touch of fearlessness and an unquestionable touch of reality in Wolfgramm’s music and lyrics. “The Trail” is the perfect example of Wolfgramm not being shy to push the limits of taboo themes through her music. And it’s hard to deny her angelic voice, which, when paired with gritty instrumental accompaniment, flows like a melody upon light.
“I write music to celebrate being alive,” Wolfgramm said. “The good, the bad, the happy, the sad – all the lessons I’ve learned.’The Trail’ is a nickname for the street Orange Blossom Trail where I’m from in Orlando. It’s a street famous for drugs, prostitution, strip clubs, crack motels, the projects, and trailer parks. ‘The Trail’ is the setting of my childhood and the prologue to the rest of the album.”
“The Trail” is the first single from Wolfgramm’s upcoming EP Live Wire due out Feb. 23.
Check back next month for more on Leilani Wolfgramm. In the meantime, be sure to listen to the album’s title single “Live Wire” now on our Spotify playlist.