Following on from the release of her highly-praised debut single 'Used To' earlier this year, emerging artist LOR has now returned to deliver her sophomore effort 'Sip'.
Channelling a smooth and atmospheric aesthetic on this one, 'Sip' sees her come back in stellar form. With her rich and tranquil voice layered on a bed of bold and textured production, it already feels like she is set for big things in the very near future.
So with the new single available now, we sat down with her to find out more about her origins and what has inspired her over the years.
What was the first instrument you fell in love with?
Guitar definitely! My dad was always playing it around our house so I was instantly obsessed from a very young age.
What kind of music did you love when you were younger?
Ouuuu reggae! And still do. It makes me feel at home.
What was the first album you remember owning?
...Baby One More Time by Britney Spears. Played that thing front to back relentlessly.
What is the one song you wished you could have written yourself?
Strange by Celeste. The lyrics are so true and real to me.
Do you have any habits or rituals you go through when trying to write new music?
Honestly not really. It just comes out when it needs to depending on what I’m feeling. Sometimes melody comes first, sometimes lyrics!
Who are your favourite artists you have found yourself listening to at the moment?
Biig Piig, The Marias, Yellow Days, Lolo Zouai.
If you could open a show for anyone in the world, who would it be?
Billie Eilish 1000% she’s wild.
What do you find is the most rewarding part about being a musician?
The best part about it all for me is being able to get out my deepest thoughts through music as well as connecting/relating with people about something I love to do.
And what is the most frustrating part?
I mean everything has frustrating parts about it, though if I had to choose I think probably keeping up to date with social media. If I wasn’t an artist I’d be off the grid with all that stuff. Phones are trash and I really enjoy being present in the moment as much as I can.
And what is the best piece of advice you have received as a musician?
Jessie Reyez's manager said "no one knows who you are yet, so don't rush anything."
LOR's new single 'Sip' is available to stream now. Check out the new video for it in the player below.