Born and raised in Ohio is a debonair artist by the name of Lo’renzo To’rez who is determinedly becoming a noteworthy addition to the urban contemporary music ménage. Before making the decision to professionally pursue music, To’rez was a staple in his local church and school choirs. It should therefore come as no surprise that this emerging star has a voice replete with soul. He is a mellifluous voice who aims to enrapture our eardrums with his take on the highs and lows of this roller coaster we call life. His lyrics are meaningful shards of his own personal experiences , and it is this artistic candidness that makes the man so darn relatable.
In his latest pop ballad ,“Closing the Door”, To’rez bares his souls and invites us into his vivid portrayal of a checkered and debilitating relationship. Feeling “tired of trying” and “tired of crying” are not foreign frustrations for people who have loved wholeheartedly only for their emotions to be met with indifference. We have all been there ; It does not get more heartbreaking than that , but To’rez cushions the blow by delivering such sombre content with such a soothing baritone. Round of applause for this promising star, who like Drake, is showing men everywhere that it is okay to feel and actually articulate it!
Check out "Closing The Door" here, and scroll below for the artists exclusive interview!
Lo’renzo, it has been a pleasure speaking with you. Now tell me a bit more about yourself.
Well thank you so much likewise and I really appreciate you having me! I’m honored! :) and I’m a city boy born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, always loved music and had a passion for it, it’s in my blood! my grandmother and father were singers in church, I’m a very driven focused hardworking independent guy I’m a loner also but I love having fun too as well simple things like dinner going to the movies skating and bowling traveling too :)
So many established singers grew up singing in the church- Brandy, Usher, Ed Sheeran and so on- why did you decide to make the transition to secular music ,and how has your choral background impacted your sound and style as an artist?
Yes! So true love all them by the way their some of my favorite artists lol :) but yea I grew up in church and even school choirs singing gospel music which I loved but I wanted to express myself telling my story in my own music so when I started recording my own music I was able to do that with secular which is what I always wanted to do loved pop and rap and r&b growing up listening to Madonna,Michael Jackson,Whitney Houston,Janet Jackson, Prince, 2pac and many others I loved and was so inspired by them, and also actually growing up too we weren’t allowed to listen to secular music on Sundays my mom didn’t let us but we’d sneak and listen to it though anyway lol :) sorry mom love you! :)
“Closing the Door” is like an anthem for that pre- “ready-to-live-my-best-life” period after a breakup or hardship. It is so relatable! What inspired this track?
Thanks so much! Yea the record was definitely inspired by my real life situations you know, just being fed up with being let down in love and you just let go you shut down and say hey I’m done and finished “no more” I’m going to do me and just be alone! and I think thats why the listeners relate to it because it’s so real and relatable which is always the kinda music I want to continue to deliver!
You worked with producer Brett Pemberton and songwriter Rachel Maloney on “Closing the Door” and recorded it at Randy Jackson’s studio. What was that experience like?
Omg it was such an incredible amazing experience I’ll never forget! Brett and Rachel are great! It was so great working with them we really connected on this record it was actually therapeutic for me too because we sat and talked about our bad experiences with relationships and love as we were writing this record together and it was so good to get that out it really helped me a lot!
What’s next for Lo’renzo To’rez? Man a lot honestly I’m going to record and release more awesome dope music! I have more new music coming on the way in the works! Going to be working on new music videos for new songs that will be coming out, also eventually starting a tour doing shows, and just continuing to work hard never stopping and continue building my brand more and more!
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