Will’s Jay‘s “Leading Man” is pure pop nostalgia. From the fun show-tune swing to the melodic riffs that hook you deep, this is a track that’s nothing but fun. Will Jay wants to “write the soundtrack for people’s lives” and with “Leading Man” he provides a score for positivity.
The video for the track appears no less lighthearted (sweet dance moves in the street is how this song is best enjoyed) but takes on the problem of whitewashing in the media. Catch the clever references to films that notably whitewashed their Asian characters as Will Jay attempts to fight a system stacked against him, but ultimately decides that it’s best to be himself. It’s a story fit for the movies.