Leilani Wolfgramm premieres her new track, “Live Wire!”
At once seductive and foreboding, Wolfgramm amplifies the dark side of the postmodern condition which many pop artists tend to either ignore or indulge: The obsessive, anxious narcissism which renders us all slaves to external validation. With a sultry voice that notably intensifies with each refrain of “I can’t hold this smile much longer,” “Live Wire” turns a critical eye on the perils of a culture where we continually chase the dragon of artifice and public approval, numb to the agony of it all, until we ultimately implode.
“We are more superficial than we’ve ever been. More materialistic. More desperate for attention. More naked, more insecure. More depressed. ‘Live Wire’ is about the lies we tell ourselves,” Wolfgramm discloses. “If we take away our personas, our masks, we start to see how ugly we’ve become and how sad we really are. Walking around covering up who we are is like walking on a live wire. It’s dangerous, it’s electrifying, the attention we get when we get a complement or a ‘like’. That feeling starts to become a drug. And before we know it our confidence is reliant on compliments, it’s fake security and we just keep chasing the high till we die.”
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