Album Review renforshort - dear amelia3-5 Stars
Distinct, youthful honesty.
Straddling pop and rock, with a heavy injection of the intimacy of bedroom pop, renforshort’s ‘dear amelia’ blends Olivia Rodrigo-like dreamy lyricism (see ‘let you down’) with quintessential pop-rock instrumentals (‘hate the way you love me’) and presents it all via a distinct, youthful honesty. Citing Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda and UK guitar pop behemoth Yungblud as mentors, ren is a member of the impressive Travis Barker club, too, the prolific Blink-182 drummer brought in for ‘we’ll make this ok’, which combines guitar riffs and video game synths with flickering flow for one of the record’s standouts. Elsewhere, ‘don’t come back’ is anthemic, ‘better off’ is dark and bubbly, while sweeping closer ‘amelia’ and ‘i miss myself’ are subtly imbued with emotional intensity.
renforshort: “It’s your duty to be honest”
On debut album ‘dear amelia’, the grungy singer-songwriter delves into the dark parts of life, love and her inner world with more vulnerability and focus than ever.
renforshort shares new single ‘I Miss Myself’
Her debut album lands next month.
renforshort shares new track ‘we’ll make this ok’ featuring Travis Barker
The singer has also shared details of her debut album ‘dear amelia’.
renforshort unveils new track ‘made for you’
Her latest is “about changing your entire personality to fit another person’s standards”.