Ren (Lauren for long) is a 16-year-old singer-songwriter from Toronto, Canada. Not too long ago, she released a wonderful debut single, entitled, “waves”.   

Ren – “waves” music video

“‘waves’ is a song about vulnerability and weakness in a relationship. I find that I’m a pretty closed off person. I get scared to voice my opinions in relationships ‘cause I’m hella scared of confrontation. Also, I used the ocean as a metaphor for this relationship. Something we know so little about which scares us. Yet, we find what we know so beautiful so we always go back. So, ‘waves’ is a love song about always going back and never knowing why.” ⏤ Ren

‘waves’ is a dreamy, left-of-center alternative-soul tune which showcases Ren’s delicate vocals over intricate instrumentation.

Also, the laidback tune serves as an introduction to a young singer who polished her talents at open mics in her hometown of Toronto, Chicago, and Shanghai.

Ren – “waves”

Ren – “waves” artwork

“Everything I do you say is beautiful. Cut myself off everything unusual. I’m sorry if I made you tear up once or twice. Listen to your friends you know they’re always right. So take my heart once again. Hold it like you’re innocent.” – lyrics

Ren’s diverse list of musical influences includes Amy Winehouse,  Joni Mitchell, NWA, and Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Also, her soothing sound is ear-welcoming.

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Zangba Thomson is an award-winning Liberian-American author, music insider, journalist, award-winning screenwriter, recording artist, and Editor-in-Chief at Bong Mines Entertainment. His creative works have been seen on or talked about in major media outlets such as FOX 5, NBC, Today, Fox & Friends, Kathy Lee & Hoda, ABC, Vibe Magazine, Centric TV, HOT 97, Essence Magazine, and much more. Thomson has also co-written non-fiction books such as "Do Right Do Good", a guidebook towards vision-fulfillment and entrepreneurship, endorsed by Russell Simmons and Dr. Dennis Kimbro; the award-winning relationship book, "Single Man, Married Man"; and his solo effort, "Take a Look… There’s Money All Around You!", which highlights the keys to becoming prosperous. Not too long ago, Thomson received a "Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition" from Congressman Charles B. Rangel for his literary achievements, commitment to strengthening our Nation, and making a difference through volunteering service in urban communities. Show your support by downloading Thomson's award-winning book series, entitled, THREE BLACK BOYS, via

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    Thomas Norris

    Ren has a voice that grabs you, and you just can’t get enough. I have followed her career for a few years and every song she does is better than the last. This young girl is amazing and some day in the not too distant future every music fan in the world will know her name. This girl is a FUTURE GRAMMY WINNER!!!!!!


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