Tongan singer-songwriter Leilani Wolfgramm has released the acoustic version of her song “The Trail” alongside the accompanying music video out today on tastemaker label Mensch House records.
“The Trail (Acoustic)” is a new, more raw version of the song originally released on 2018’s Live Wire. For Leilani, revisiting the songs is a path to understanding herself more deeply, re-examining the people and memories that shaped her into who she is today as well re-focusing the song on the autobiographical nature of the lyrics rather than the production. “The original is heavily produced and I wanted to do something that showcased the lyrics without any distractions. There’s something vulnerable and raw that connects you differently to a song when it’s stripped down… that’s why they say stripped, because all you have is your voice and the song” explains Leilani.