For renforshort, music is her diary: unfiltered, full of angst and tackling everyday teen struggles hit hardest when coming of age. The 18-year-old singer-songwriter doesn't pretend to have it all figured out, but she wants us to be by her side while she does. After releasing just two independent singles, Lauren inked her first record deal with Interscope Records just last year. At the peak of the pandemic, she shared her debut EP teenage angst, brimming with seven soul-baring, alt-pop bangers influenced by everyone from Nirvana to Amy Winehouse.

And she hasn't slowed down since. While quarantine found many teens biding their time making TikTok videos, renforshort continued cutting her teeth writing music. The result is her sophomore EP off saint dominique, a collection of deeply reflective and snappy tracks that range from acoustic pop to alt-rock to pop-punk. Finding inspiration in cinematic horror and Stranger Things, there's a darker, more mature edge to off saint dominique. "Sonically there's inspiration everywhere from hyperpop, to grunge to even almost Disney vibes," renforshort says. With off saint dominique, renforshort wants to continue taking listeners along with her as she navigates the complexities of young adulthood and becomes more comfortable in her art.

Thursday, July 7

Coca-Cola Stage

8:00 PM-8:30 PM