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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.

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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.

It's not surprising that her songwriting is full of so much emotional candor: While most kids were playing in middle school, the Canadian singer began penning her earliest tracks. Influenced by everyone from Nirvana and The Smashing Pumpkins to Amy Winehouse and Joni Mitchell, she was drawn to a range of musical styles and genres, which has only helped her embrace the idea of experimenting with sound. "I don't really feel the need to conform to one certain genre," she says. When she wasn't songwriting, renforshort was taking piano and guitar lessons, singing and doing musical theater. By 13, she worked professionally with a producer for the first time, though she continued building as an artist for years until releasing anything publicly.

After releasing just two independent singles, Lauren inked her first record deal with Interscope Records just last year. She was drawn to the label because of its authenticity, which has helped her flourish. "I pitch whatever I want and it's fine, because they don't take that artistic freedom away from artists, which I think is really cool," says renforshort. Though the effects of COVID-19 should have put her career on hold, renforshort was just hitting her stride.

Last March, at the peak of the pandemic, she shared her debut EP teenage angst, brimming with seven soul-baring, alt-pop bangers about self-image, anxiety and the messiness that comes with being young. "teenage angst was a diary, a get to know me," says renforshort. The songs racked up millions of streams online, and even caught the attention of Mike Shinoda from Linkin Park who ended up remixing the EP's track "i drive me mad." From there, she found fans in Travis Barker, blackbear and Finneas. And she hasn't slowed down since.

Though touring has been on hold the past year, renforshort has already appeared as a guest on The Yungblud Show alongside Machine Gun Kelly, Avril Lavigne, Lil Huddy, KSI, Dave Navarro and Tommy Lee, where she performed "i drive me mad." And renforshort has also been named a Vevo DSCVR artist for 2021 and will be one of the faces in Balmain's upcoming Campaign, with a performance at their Paris Fashion Week.

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. "A lot of the EP is about my formative years just figuring my life out. I felt like I really needed to pay homage to Montreal because that's where it all happened," renforshort says.

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."

Introducing the EP, renforshort shared the gritty "virtual reality" in February, where she tackled social media addiction, self-sabotage and the depression of isolation. "I don't want to live my life on the internet/I already smoke electronic cigarettes/Been inside the last six months I'm sick of it/I need something real, I need something real," she laments in the song. "I wasted so much time before not not doing anything in my life, not experiencing anything and spending enough time with my friends, or any of that, and I really just wanted to go out and live a normal life, because I hadn't in basically my whole teenage life," she says.

No two songs, however, are alike on off saint dominique. With "exception," the second single from the project, renforshort penned a tender lullaby about having a crush on her 11th grade history teacher. "The lyrics are so weird because it is talking about being in love with a 60-year-old man, but it's definitely a beautiful song," she says. "And it's like minus a couple lines, I feel like it's super relatable." Another quieter moment from the EP, "eulogy" 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. "Please just let me sweep you off your feet/Don't you leave me alone," she pleads.

renforshort, however, is nothing if not versatile. On the bombastic pop-punk anthem "fall apart," renforshort's fiery vocals are complimented by a striking guitar rift, which also mark the singer's first production nod. For it, she enlisted hyperpop star child, glaive, pairing bubblegum vocals with a dreamy and experimental sound. 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. "You're so full of it/Smells like counterfeit/Just a narcissist/Faking it," she taunts over a funky bassline.

With off saint dominique, renforshort just wants to take listeners further along on her journey as she navigates the complexities of young adulthood and becomes more comfortable in her art. "A big demographic of mine is people my age, so, it feels like we're all living this life together," she says.

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