NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 27, 2023) Singer-songwriter Onoleigh’s new single “Walls,” co-written with John Oates and Nathan Chapman is set for release on Wednesday (11/29). Today, The Bluegrass Situation has the first look at the visualizer video and new single, watch (HERE).
Onoleigh’s new music is a journey to self-discovery. Her new single “Walls” takes her back to the room where she grew up. It’s nostalgic and vulnerable as she shares memories from her childhood and explores loneliness, growth, and knowing who you are when no one is watching.
“This song is personal for me. It’s about going through the ups and downs throughout childhood and growing up,” she shared with The Bluegrass Situation.
“There were a lot of tough times in my own life where I felt societal or personal pressure to be someone that I wasn’t, and my childhood bedroom was my safe space. It was the place where I could reflect and think about who I was and who I was supposed to become. So, the idea that the walls could hear what I was thinking and could watch me grow up was something that I wanted to write about. I took this to my co-writers John Oates and Nathan Chapman, and we came up with this beautiful song that tells my own personal journey, and I feel like others will be able to relate.”
As a former guidance counselor prior to pursuing her music career, Onoleigh’s remarkable ability to harness compassion and empathy as a result of her experience has reached listeners on a powerful level with songs that are relatable and lean into what others are feeling. Quickly she’s attracted fans and listeners with over 300k+ streams of her music on Spotify and a viral TikTok video with over 500K+ views.
“Walls” follows Onoleigh’s previously released songs “Tightrope” co-written with Kenny Foster, “Why Can’t We Dance,” “Beautifully Broken,” “Ghost Stories” and “Make It Hurt,” the latter written by Maren Morris, Rhett Akins, and Chris DeStefano.
Lauded as “an artist to watch” (Music Connection) and “a true musical force making waves in the industry” (Guitar Girl Magazine), the rising singer-songwriter was raised in Mahomet, IL, and made the move to Nashville to pursue her career in music. She recently performed with John Oates at the CMA Theatre and her music has been featured by Entertainment Tonight, CMT, Taste Of Country, Music Row, and more. Her song “Sunshine & Lemonade” co-written with Oates is currently featured in the movie ‘Gringa’, which was released earlier this year. For more information, visit https://www.onoleigh.com/.