Vancouver-born and Toronto-based East Indian artist, Neela, is rising to become an original Voice in the Canadian music scene. Her unique soulful voice has been compared to the likes of Jhene Aiko, Fantasia, and Snoh Alegra. Her wide range, and smooth yet sultry vocal quality allows for versatility in styles ranging from R&B, Soul, Pop, Folk, and EDM.
“You’ll Never Know” is a song inspired by domestic violence and abused boundaries – whether that’s physically, sexually, or otherwise. Neela wanted to transform this pain and turn it into music. The abuser will never know the damage they’ve caused with their actions.
Neela’s song is about empowerment and expressing anger and frustration with injustice. While the subject is sensitive and raw, she explores the other side of this pain; resentment, strength to move forward despite the hurt, and acceptance.
Violence against women is prevalent and heart-wrenching, and unfortunately Neela has witnessed and felt this in her personal life and globally. 4.7 million women report sexual assault at least once in their lifetime. 1 in 3 women have reported physical violence by an intimate partner. In Canada and globally, we need to bring attention to the public of the horrific issue of murdered and missing Indigenous women and children.