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”
“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.
We recommend adding Ren’s “waves” single to your personal playlist. Also, let us know how you feel about it in the comment section below.