Five Questions With Low Life Lolas

Toronto, ON-based indie-rock band, Low Life Lolas has unveiled their new single, “Grime”. The single was produced by Alex Gamble and is from their upcoming EP, ANCHORS which is set for release on July 24, 2020.

“Grime is kind of my queer anthem,” says songwriter Renée Parr. “Every summer I go home [to Thunder Bay, Ontario] and spend about a month in the bush with my dogs and my partner. It’s about a dirty kind of bush, queer, let-your-hair-grow kind of love—embracing that, and going against any sort of conventional lifestyle or conformity.”

Check out “Grime” below and find out more about Low Life Lolas via our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

My name is Renee Parr, I am a non-binary songwriter and music maker living in Toronto, originally from Thunder Bay Ontario.

(I love dogs, beer, the outdoors, and the people I surround myself with.)

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

I guess I could say that I play a lot with pop-like song structures and catchy hooks. Vocal melodies really drive the process.

Lyrically, I write a lot about what’s going on in my life, relationships, emotion, mental health. My partner of nearly 5 years is my muse.

It might sound strange, but I often somehow let my subconscious steer, I work off of abstract lines and build the songs off of that.

Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?

We are in the middle of a strange time for creatives. We had a full spring and summer schedule in southern Ontario, but due to the virus outbreak, we’ve had to cancel everything.

Our live show is quirky.

We are a bunch of dorks, we have fun and we have close relationships with one and other. I guess I would say that we are honest, we grab your attention with our lightheartedness and silly jokes.

We rehearse regularly and take pride in putting on a good show, and we do so with big smiles on our faces.

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

I think all of the members of the band would have a different answer, but for me, I would choose GRIME.

It’s fun, catchy but it still has an edge.

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?

This list could go on forever, but to name a few, Alvvays, Half Moon Run, Yukon Blonde, Feist, Joel Plaskett, Sam Roberts.

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