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Review: "Breathe (SOS)" - Loren Heat

Pop newcomer Loren Heat just released their latest single, "Breathe (SOS)." The synth-filled, dark pop anthem tackles feelings of being overwhelmed, burnt out, and struggling to keep yourself afloat. Inspired by artists like Dua Lipa and Rita Ora, the track is full of infectious pop hooks that keep you engaged through out. The dramatic and darker undertone of this production complements the poignancy and heaviness of the lyrics. If you have ever felt so weighed down by everything going on in your life and just wanted to scream out for help, you can relate to the sentiment that Loren sings about here.

"Breathe (SOS)" is anthemic, alt-pop track that explores Loren's experiences with falling behind in life and pulling away from people because of that. In the vulnerable chorus, they sing, "SOS / I'm crying out for help / My chest / I can barely catch my breath." With the busyness of life lately between school, work, and other projects, it was easy to see myself within these lyrics. Sometimes, we just need to take a moment to sit with ourselves and catch our breath because we feel so mentally drained. Between dramatic production and passionate vocals, Loren has crafted an authentic track about what it is like when life starts taking an overwhelming toll on you.

Middlesbrough-born singer-songwriter Loren Heat released their debut single "Curiosity" in 2023. With only two tracks on streaming, the 20-year-old queer singer is already cementing their place as a fresh voice in the vast sea of pop music. Their music takes influence from a range of dark-pop artists and the north-east's LGBTQIA+ community. Loren began their career with posting covers on TikTok and performing at open mics, before deciding to focus on putting original music out. With strong lyrics, rich vocals, and powerful pop hooks, it is only a matter of time before their success grows exponentially.

Written By Sydney Gray



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