Indigenous Singer Songwriter Auroara Leigh Empowers with New Single “Emergence”
Indigenous Singer Songwriter Auroara Leigh releases an empowering burst of energy on her powerful new release “Emergence”. About the spirited single and it’s deeply human themes, Auroara Leigh says “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.”
Auroara Leigh is a Canadian Metis Indigenous singer songwriter who weaves her spiritual practices and teachings into her music for more healing both for her listeners and herself. With her first two highly personal and genre-defying releases, 2021’s album Feel It to Heal It and Sacred Rebirth in December 2022, Auroara spoke her truth and walked the path of her own Sacred Fire Medicine Path for all to see.
With her upcoming single ‘Emergence,’ Auroara Leigh is once again teaching by doing and forging her own path musically. As she did in her past releases, Auroara Leigh conscripted instrumentalists to help her realize her musical vision, with one particular important piece: “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. 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.”
The fiddle, played by celebrated violinist Chloe Nakahara, is indeed a hauntingly beautiful part of ‘Emergence’ and is perfectly styled to go with Auroara Leigh‘s unique brand of indigenous folk-tinged pop. Auroara Leigh has a knack for fusing her Metis musical heritage with her own plain-speaking lyrical style and more universal spirituality.
Throughout her work on Feel It to Heal It and Sacred Rebirth, audiences will find solfeggio tones, ancient tribal drums and other ambient work that helps listeners feel more centered and work through fears and trauma, just as Auroara Leigh herself has. In ‘Emergence’ this becomes the most clear thus far: “I was so hurt by life, by grief, by betrayal, by abuses, by disappointment….like waves knocking me over and over. I just had to figure out a different way to be, or I would drown. I had to sing and transform it.” Indeed, Auroara Leigh has done just that.
“My music is a movement to embrace life and everything it brings. 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!” – Auroara Leigh