Following the release of her single “Eras of Us,” acclaimed singer-songwriter FLETCHER is ushering in a new chapter with “Lead Me On.”
The track, a collaboration with hitmakers Aldae, Jon Bellion, Monsters & Strangerz and Michael Pollack (Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus), delivers a gut-punching realization of unrequited love.
“For some people ‘Lead Me On’ might sound like a breakup song, where I’m telling someone that I’ll take whatever crumbs I can get from them,” says FLETCHER. “Or it might sound like a song where I’m speaking to a better, healthier version of me that exists in the future. It’s a version that’s a higher self in some way, and I’m connecting with her through these little moments of clarity or intuition and asking her to keep guiding me down that path.”
In the video, directed by Alexandre Moors (Kendrick Lamar, Beyonce), FLETCHER gets tangled in the throws of longing. As she explores each room of a Paris apartment, she encounters curious vignettes, including one that embodies her spirituality, and fascination with shibari (a form of erotic bondage that originated in Japan). “The video shows a woman suspended from the ceiling in rope, which to me felt like a depiction of love being gorgeous and painful at the same time,” she says. “There are so many intricacies and tiny little details when you zoom in — but then when you zoom out, it’s this beautiful piece of art that somehow seamlessly flows together,” she explained.
The Asbury Park native’s quest continues as she unapologetically explores such complex themes as identity, insecurity, ego, and self-fulfillment on her sophomore album In Search Of The Antidote arriving March 22 via Capitol Records.
FLETCHER will begin her global headline tour of the UK, Europe and Australia tour this spring with performances at Lollapalooza South America in Brazil, Chile and Argentina in March.