renforshort RELEASES SOPHOMORE EP off saint dominique
PERFORMING “FALL APART” ON THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT #PLAYATHOME SERIES
– GUITAR WORLD
“[‘fall apart’] is AN UNDENIABLE HIT… [ren] is ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE”
– LYRICAL LEMONADE
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04 JUNE 2021 (TORONTO, ON) – Emerging singer-songwriter renforshort releases her highly-anticipated sophomore EP off saint dominique today via Interscope Records/Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company. The 6-track EP is a collection of deeply reflective and snappy tracks that range from acoustic pop to alt-rock to pop-punk.
Listen to off saint dominique HERE
To celebrate the release, ren will debut a live performance of “fall apart” with The Late Show with Stephen Colbert for their #PlayAtHome Series. The performance will be available at today, June 4, at 3pm ET on The Late Show’s YouTube channel. The performances comes as “fall apart” continues its rapid growth across streaming platforms, receiving over 1 million global streams in less than two weeks.
Finding inspiration in cinematic horror and Stranger Things, there’s a darker, more mature edge to off saint dominique. “Sonically there's inspiration everywhere from hyperpop, to grunge to even almost Disney vibes,” renforshort says. “But it fits together pretty well.”
ren’s multi-faceted artistry is showcased throughout the EP, where no two songs are alike. From the gritty “virtual reality,” to the second single off the project, “exception” an atmospheric and tender lullaby. Another quieter moment from the EP, “this is just a story” is a sweeping, string-plucked opus that pays homage to the exhaustion of isolation through renforshort’s hymnal vocals. As renforshort’s only piano song, “lust to love” is a timeless track about the crushing feeling of unrequited love. With “wannabe,” renforshort crafts the ultimate poppy kiss-off as she calls out a partner who changes their personality depending on who they’re around. And of course, the bombastic pop-punk anthem “fall apart,” featuring fellow rising star glaive, renforshort’s fiery vocals are complimented by a striking guitar rift, which also mark the ren’s first production nod.
The news follows an incredible 2021 for ren, where she has already been crowned an Apple Up Next Artist (Canada), Vevo DSCVR artist, YouTube Trending Artist on the Rise, and the first artist selected as part of Samsung Music Galaxy Thursday spotlight series.
off saint dominique - tracklisting:
- “virtual reality”
- “lust to love”
- “fall apart” ft. glaive
- “this is just a story”
For renforshort, music is her diary: unfiltered, full of angst and tackling everyday teen struggles hit hardest when coming of age. The 18-year-old singer-songwriter doesn’t pretend to have it all figured out, but she wants us to be by her side while she does. After releasing just two independent singles, Lauren inked her first record deal with Interscope Records just last year. At the peak of the pandemic, she shared her debut EP teenage angst, brimming with seven soul-baring, alt-pop bangers influenced by everyone from Nirvana to Amy Winehouse.
And she hasn’t slowed down since. While quarantine found many teens biding their time making TikTok videos, renforshort continued cutting her teeth writing music. The result is her sophomore EP off saint dominique, a collection of deeply reflective and snappy tracks that range from acoustic pop to alt-rock to pop-punk. Finding inspiration in cinematic horror and Stranger Things, there’s a darker, more mature edge to off saint dominique. “Sonically there's inspiration everywhere from hyperpop, to grunge to even almost Disney vibes,” renforshort says. With off saint dominique, renforshort wants to continue taking listeners along with her as she navigates the complexities of young adulthood and becomes more comfortable in her art.