From performing at Toronto bars to releasing two singles after teaming up with producer SLWJMZ (Sean Leon, Freddie Gibbs) and vocal producer Nevon Sinclair (Daniel Caesar, LOONY), LOR has entered a new and bigger scene within the same world of music. Together with her current team, the artist created a unique blend of sounds. For it, she sources Britney Spears and My Chemical Romance as some inspirations and as such, one can see how LOR has united the usually bubbly pop with the more grim and rebellious spirit of rock in an equation that gives as a result a dark pop sound. Adding folk and R&B elements to the sum culminates in a somber and raw experience that suits LOR’s airy voice marvelously.
LOR uses songwriting as a way to process her past experiences, thus making themes of broken homes, substance abuse and toxic relationships play an important role in her emotive lyrics and style.
Sip, her first release since her debut this summer, deals with how the unhealthiness of substance dependence and excessive consumption can transmit itself and affect the consumer’s relationships as well.
Described by LOR to be an entry from her diary, Sip proves itself to be personal, crude and intense, taking both the artist and the listener back into the moments that first gave birth to such feelings. The song does not disguise anything, allowing for one’s imagination to run free and be immersed in LOR’s eerie yet sweet and lovable vocals.
“Sip is an emotional diary entry from a time where my head and heart felt ravaged. It’s about the sort of ‘crazy’ another person can swindle you into feeling – the madness starts to seep into your being. It becomes a sick, fun game you can’t stop playing.”
As vocalist and songwriter LOR continues to let the chaos run rampant, the song continues to pull at the heartstrings with its simplistic ukulele melody and the gentle, but still impactful piano chords to heighten the pain in the singer’s voice. From it’s very beginning with a ukulele solo as an intro to its ending, which in a juxtaposing manner feels both abrupt and to be expected, Sip never fails to
In the end, Sip tells the tragic tale of how someone else’s unwise decision brought pain to the people surrounding him, even affecting the partner as a person and not just a girlfriend. Warning others on how you can lose yourself in another’s substance abuse, and how you will hurt others with your own self-harmful behavior, the always honest track surpasses sharing an experience and becomes a lesson to learn, in its own interpersonal way.
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