Toronto’s LØLØ is preparing for the release of her new six-track EP, overkill, channeling angst, anger, cynicism, depression, and an abundance of emotion into grunge-pop magic. The artist is also sharing the music video for her song “hurt less.”
She describes herself and her music as “brutally honest and a little unhinged,” never shying away from expressing what’s on her mind.
“Take the regular highs and lows of being young and dumb, add in a global pandemic and a heavy dose of social anxiety, and you get a seriously unstable LØLØ,” she shares about the record. “Armed with what seemed like an endless well of inspiration, including killing many plants and relationships, falling for people I shouldn’t, etc., I felt lost, lonely, and pathetic. When I feel that way, I turn to music—somehow songwriting has become the only type of surgery that can fix me when I’m broken.”
The EP’s focus single “hurt less” has LØLØ resonating in a relationship gone wrong. The rage and agony is clear, though her expression shows a cathartic progression through the pain. The music video features LØLØ on the couch, surfing channels and seeing herself as the star of each channel. Things go wrong, and all she can do is look on, capturing the out-of-body feeling of only being a spectator to events in life.
LØLØ is only just getting started, gearing up for a 36-date U.S. tour with New Found Glory and Less Than Jake. She was also named as one of People Magazine‘s “Emerging Artists making their mark in music” last fall. overkill is out Friday, November 12.
Watch the video for “hurt less” here:
Photo courtesy of LØLØ and Ellie Beers Fallon