renforshort unveils “thrillingly honest” debut album dear amelia

The fast-rising Toronto artist has also dropped dates for a North American headline tour.

renforshort unveils “thrillingly honest” debut album dear amelia
Zoya Raza-Sheikh

renforshort, aka Lauren Isenberg, is Gen Z’s latest alt-pop pariah. Hailing from Canada, the 20-year-old artist has a knack for funnelling raw, personal narratives into detailed explorations of depression, anxiety, self-erasure and more.

The singer-songwriter’s full-length debut album, dear amelia, serves as a message to herself. A record packed with standout alt.pop tracks including moshpit, made for you and we’ll make this ok ft. Travis Barker, renfortshort culminates the album in a vocoder-enhanced final song that journeys through the imaginative concept of amelia.

Alongside launching her debut record, the 20-year-old artist is kicking off a North American tour, which will begin at her hometown, Toronto, and will hit up locations New York, Los Angeles, Nashville and more. Tickets for renforshort’s North American headline tour are available here.

renforshort’s anxiously awaited debut album, dear amelia, is out now via Interscope Records – listen below:

Watch renforshort’s official music video for we’ll make this ok ft. travis barker below.

You can catch renforshort on her North American tour at the dates below:


15 Toronto, ON Long Boat Hall
17 Detroit, MI The Loving Touch
18 Chicago, IL Riot Fest
20 Pittsburgh, PA Thunderbird
22 Nashville, TN The End
23 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade (Purgatory)
25 Dover, DE Firefly Festival
27 Washington, DC Songbyrd Music House
28 New York, NY Baby’s All Right


1 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
2 Montreal, QC Pop Montreal at Le Ministere
5 Los Angeles, CA Moroccan Lounge

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