Ever been tempted – against your better judgement – to reunite with an ex-partner? If so, you’ll surely find much to admire about ‘No Lines’, the latest single from Canadian rising star LORYN. A brooding, hypnotic slice of alt-pop expressionism, the song tackles the tricky subject of ex-lovers – and why, under no circumstances, we shouldn’t ever reconcile with them. “I think most people have an ex that they shouldn’t be friends with or know they can’t be friends with,” she says of the track. “Someone who you shouldn’t ever be in the same place or even same city as. Like an Achilles heel ex.”

     Only a handful of singles into her career, LORYN is firmly gaining a reputation for telling it like it is. Hailing from North Vancouver, Canada, the hotly-tipped songstress draws from personal experience to write songs full of hard truths and soul-baring candour. Inspired by childhood favourites such as Carole King and Joni Mitchell, plus modern artists including Julia Michaels, Mac Miller and Kendrick Lamar, her sound is characterised by strong, insistent melodies, driving hip-hop beats and raw, affecting vocals.

     So far, those songs have earned her widespread acclaim and numerous admirers – including British dance heavyweights Rudimental, who invited LORYN to collaborate on the brilliant 2019 single ‘Stand By’. Now signed to the Sony-affiliated Black Butter label (home to J Hus, DJ Khaled and Zara Larsson), the Canadian songstress is looking to expand her global reach. Armed with dynamic pop tunes and – of course – some very sage relationship advice, she’s just the sort of relatable, empathetic pop star we need right now.

KEY TRACK: ‘No Lines’ – LORYN’s latest single and compelling proof that mainstream music pop music can be smart, inventive and multi-layered.  

FOR FANS OF: Lorde, Laura Welsh, Grace Carter, Zara Larsson.

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