Lorensa – Strangers Instead [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Touchy, angry, sassy.

Tell us a few things about your new song “Strangers Instead”. What is the main idea behind it?

“Strangers Instead” happened after a break up. I arrived to NYC to pursue my dream. All I was thinking about was how do I put it all on a paper? How do I release my emotions out? So when I was in the studio I sat with my co-writers and asked them: “Why do we start a relationship if at the end we are going to end up as strangers?! like why are we doing it to ourselves? why can’t we just be friends at the end? how can I trust somebody else?…” then we came up with “Strangers Instead”.

Which is your most personal and honest lyric?

“Do you think about me sometimes?
Like I think about you?
Heard you moved on way too fast –
Got someone brand new.
Dose she give you butterflies?
Dose she have a clue?
About what we used to have
And what we both been through…”

Do you have an artist that you would describe as a hidden gem that we should know about?

Whitney Houston!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What is the biggest challenge you have faced as an artist so far?

The biggest challenge I have faced as an artist probably will be the fact that I am from a different country. I came to the US to pursue my dream without my family, friends, money and language… I was going through a journey by myself. At times I felt like I was losing myself, that I might never be heard as an artist, but there’s something in me that kept pushing harder every time I got lost, every time I thought it was my limit.

In which state of mind do you imagine people might listen to your music?

It really depends. For example: “Strangers Instead” is a pretty sad song and also angry. But you can actually dance to it. So when you are in your’e feelings – you can listen to the song, to the lyrics to the emotions. But you can also listen to it when you’re feeling confident in yourself.

What is the one habit/thing you cannot live without?

LOL, that’s a funny quotation cause I feel like it’s gonna be an obvious answer which is: singing. Sometimes I find myself singing without even noticing and then people react to it which is so funny… then I stop ’cause they keep telling me to keep singing.
One time, I was in a store and the song by Bruno Mars came on and I love Bruno. I think it was the song “Just The Way You Are”. And I sang the high notes to myself and then one of the producers of ‘The Voice’ turned around and said: “Your’e a singer! I am the producer of the voice. You should be on the show!” So, yeah… my answer is defiantly singing.

Thank you!

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