Back in July, Toronto based singer-songwriter LOR released her amazing dark-pop debut single 'Used To' to high acclaim. We immediately latched onto her and have now caught up with her once more, with her even more impressive sophomore release 'Sip'. Creating a clear style and sonic direction already, LOR has returned with a more stripped back and vulnerable offering.
We couldn't help but be soaked in by 'Sip', so we spoke to LOR about her new release and more:
Hey LOR! How are you? Good to see you again! How has this past year been for you?
Hey! I’m good, super stoked to be back talking to you fine people again! This year has definitely had a lot of new experiences for me so that’s been very exciting! As well as very high ups and very low lows but I’ve loved it for all it was. I feel very free!
With everything that happened last year, was your creativity affected?
At first, it was because I was doing the same things every day, I wasn’t having new experiences or meeting new people so that kinda stalled my inspiration and creative drive. Though that didn’t last for too long until that vital need to write and create struck me pretty organically, which was cool.
How would you describe your music to someone who's never heard it before?
I’d say it’s soothing in a haunting type of way. It has aspects of Alternative Pop, R&B and Folk. It's a bit all over the place which is what makes it fun for me.
Now you’ve just dropped your new single “Sip”, talk us through the production process?
I wrote this song on ukulele in my bedroom and when I brought it to my producer, SLWJMZ we just wanted it to maintain its raw, acoustic vibe without too much production around it. We had a lot of fun with the vocal production on this one. There are so many eerie harmonies in there which I love.
What do you want people to take away from your music?
Honestly I just really want them to feel it in their bones. I hope it moves and soothes people like it did for me creating it.
What was the inspiration behind the video for "Sip"?
Sip was based on a real-life experience I had in the past. I really wanted it to visually show the raw and emotionally crazy places I found myself in during that time.
Lastly, what's next for LOR?
Honestly, who knows which is super exciting in itself lol! Though I do know I am releasing my first EP in November! I’m so excited for everyone to hear, see and soak it in!
Check out the video for 'Sip' here: