Lila Iké – Wanted
The soulful Jamaican artist unleashes a socially conscious warning on her new single and video Wanted, out via In.Digg.Nation Collective/Six Course Music/RCA Records. Produced by Jason “J-Vibe” Farmer and Protoje, Wanted is a narration of a young man wrapped up in a life of crime. In the video directed by Yannick Reid, the songstress and the visual’s co-star take center stage in a theatrical performance. Lila plays an omnipresent character giving an account of the wanted man’s transgressions, yet she too falls victim to his felonies. The song and video are dramatized reflections of the tragic reality in all corners of the world, which Lila Iké describes.
“Wanted is a song which highlights how rough the life of a criminal actually is. I hope it will inspire youths to go in a more positive direction. It’s also my intention that this song reaches parents or onlookers, who may have someone close to them headed down a dark path, and instead of turning a blind eye, encourage them to do otherwise,” Lila explains.
Lila’s music as of late touches on real life experiences and issues plaguing her own community. From honest conversations about crime and gun violence on Wanted to self love and mental health on True Love to child molestation on Batty Rider Shorts, these necessary topics on her latest string of singles carry weight across the globe.