Born and raised in Toronto, Lo Lo has become an undeniable gem in the city’s pop scene.
Dead Inside is an emotional rollercoaster of record that marks the first single from her forthcoming EP Permanent Damage, that shows a vulnerable side of Lo Lo you haven’t seen as she cleverly pens a unique lyrical concept outlining the all too familiar feeling of emptiness and self doubt.
The song has a surreal quality to it. I like the innovative pop beats. Besides, the vocals are stellar. Furthermore, I’m also a fan of the sublime melodies and solid hooks.
Lyrically, Lo Lo delivers. She’s a real storyteller.
On the track, the singer-songwriter notes: “Do you ever get that hollow feeling— the one that reminds you you’ve been feeling nothing at all?I call that feeling ‘dead inside’. Sometimes you don’t realize how dead inside you’ve become, until you wake up and snap out of it…. Kinda like that first breath, when you just realized you haven’t taken one in a while. I wrote Dead Inside about a dark time. I was really struggling, going through the motions of everyday life and trying to put on a smile. I felt numb. I didn’t talk to anybody about how I was feeling. I could barely admit it to myself. A year later, I finally connected with someone who helped me feel like ‘me’ again. Sometimes, all it takes is a little reminder from somebody that cares about you, to make you feel alive. I hope when you listen to this song, it makes you think about that person who always seems to know how to bring you back to life”
The single is accompanied by a visual, co-created by world renowned tattoo and visual artist, Curt Montgomery, and Toronto based multi-media guru, That Good Graphic. Visually, it looks impressive.
Lolo is an inspiring artist. Her music connects with people.
The song has much meaning. It deserves 5 stars.
You can stream Dead Inside on SoundCloud, Spotify or YouTube!