VIDEO: INTERVIEW – renforshort says suicide topic sparked ‘Amelia’ character on debut album

renforshort’s highly anticipated debut album ‘dear amelia’ is set for release on July 8 via Interscope Records and includes the recently released track ‘Julian, king of manhattan’. About the song, the 20-year-old artist says it was his admiration for The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas that inspired the track. “I wanted it to sound ‘Strokes-y,’” she said, “I wanted to write a song like Julian Casablancas was my friend. renforshort describes “Dear Amelia” as a sonic world crafted around her detailed exploration of mental health that tackles raw tales of depression and dissociation, anxiety and self-effacement. Born and raised in Toronto, Renforshort was influenced by a wide range of artists from Nirvana to Amy Winehouse and even NWA, learning to sing and write songs. A lifelong musician who plays guitar, piano and drums, renforshort began touring before graduating from high school, honing her craft with countless performances in local bars in between sets. original tracks online. She has released two EPs so far, including “teenage angst” in 2020 and followed it up a year later with “off saint dominique”. renforshort will play a few dates in Australia in July, including Splendor In The Grass and will kick off their North American tour in September in their hometown of Toronto.

renforshort talks with B-Sides host Pete Mar about her musical journey, how her family helped expose her to a wide range of music from Nirvana, Arctic Monkeys. and Stevie Wonder at NWA, his affinity for The Strokes and Jake Bugg, his debut album “dear amelia” and more.

North American Fall Tour 2022 reinforcement shorts

September 15 Toronto, Ontario Long Boat Hall
September 17 Detroit, MI The Loving Touch
September 18 Chicago, IL Riot Fest
September 20 Pittsburgh, PA Thunderbird
September 22 Nashville, TN The End
September 23 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade (Purgatory)
September 25 Dover, DE Firefly Festival
September 27 Washington, D.C. Songbyrd Music House
September 28 New York, NY Baby is fine
October 1 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
Oct. 2 Montreal, QC Pop Montreal at the Ministry
Oct 5 Los Angeles, CA Moroccan Salon

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