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18-year-old Canadian singer-songwriter, renforshort, puts a playlist together with the 10 songs she's loving at the moment.
Hailing from Toronto, burgeoning singer-songwriter renforshort has managed to craft a number of hits in a single year. Often racking up millions of streams, the young musician is becoming known for her reflective, relatable, alt-pop.
Filled with earworm bass riffs and nostalgic lyrics, renforshort’s latest single “nostalgic (luvsick)” is a trojan horse of a song. Just when you’re tapping along to the paced, rhythmic introduction, the chorus crashes through with a wave of drums and electric guitar. The beguiling nature of the song is testament to ren’s rapidly increasing popularity.
“nostalgic’ is a really important song to me, I’ve been sitting on it for so long and it is truly one of my favourites!” renforshort explained. “It took a really long time to get it perfect for us but when we finally did we all felt really excited about the song… The song in itself is just reminiscing on past experiences with a person and now more then ever it feels very real for me after all my friends have left for school and are moving away I feel like I’m thinking about our times together more than ever and this song really brings out those feelings and moments!”
We asked renforshort to pick 10Trax that she loves for this exclusive playlist. What are you waiting for? Jump in!
"Kyoto" by Phoebe Bridgers
"I love this song so much, it’s seems just like a stream of consciousness. I personally have an amazing image of this song because she really paints an amazing image through her lyrics and the track that’s super captivating and relaxing!"
"Bad Texter" by Ryan Woods
"Ryan and I followed each other for a while, then he put out 'Bad Texter' and I was like, I’ll give this a listen and I kinda freaked out this song is SO GOOD. It’s so artistic and different, Ryan Woods is so incredibly talented. This song is a straight up bop, every time I listen to it it’s on full volume! I really relate to the message, and it’s all just very original!"
"Strange Things Will Happen" by The Radio Dept.
"This song is straight up my favourite song on the planet, has been and always will be. This song brings out every single emotion in me. There’s something so captivating about it, the message is so uplifting and beautiful and the track is so melancholy. It makes me feel like everything will be ok, it’s my safe song."
"Sofia" by Clairo
This song is just so cool, I love the gritty ness of the track it’s super raw. The message is also great, it’s very motivating and hopeful. Clairo is also just the coolest ever. The fact that it’s about Sofia Vergara and Sofia Coppola makes the song even better.
"Daniel, You're Still a Child" by Declan McKenna
"Declan McKenna has never put out anything short of incredible, he has these Elton John / New Order-ish vibes going on. He tells a really interesting story in this song about a troublemaker kid and he just does such a good job. It’s a great song, his range is also insane!
"Soundcheck" by Catfish and the Bottlemen
"I really like Catfish and the Bottlemen, this song is supercool. It just feels so real and you feel so immersed in the songs characters. I picture this song as a movie and that’s really what it feels like,. I love it, it’s super sick."
"In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" by Neutral Milk Hotel
"THIS SONG. The first time I heard it was almost like a right of passage, I feel like everyone needs to hear this song at least once in their lives, it’s so beautiful and artistic. It’s also so simple but there’s so much to hear and observe. This song makes me feel in love and I love that."
"Good News" by Mac Miller
"The lyrics in this song are just so relatable, everyone always expects people who seem like they’ve got shit going on to be happy all the time, but that’s not the reality. I grew up listening to mac and this song is so haunting especially nearing the 2 year anniversary of his death. I love Mac and I’m really grateful to have grown up on his music."
"Trigger Bang" by Lily Allen ft Giggs
"This song is just such a hype song, both Giggs and Lily Allen are so talented everything Lily Allen touches is gold. This song i’ve listened to maybe 1000 times and it never gets old. It’s my hype song haha."
"Can I Kick It" by A Tribe Called Quest
"This song is perfect, the Lou Reed Sample and a Tribe Called Quest, couldn’t get any better. The lyrics in this song are so cute, the one line “come and spread your arms if your really need a hug” is so cute and makes me feel so warm. This song is a classic and is just awesome!"