Lori Forster, front woman of her punk-rock project Weekend Recovery, is currently pursuing a new solo venture as ‘LORI’, focusing on more of an electronic pop sound. Following on from her first single ‘Harlequin’ which was released in November 2020, LORI is back with her second single ‘Release Me’ which is an infectious slice of electro, dance pop with a noughties dance vibe. The track starts off with a deep beat and quickly moves into a synth, top hat explosion that screams influences from La Roux, Robyn, Little Boots and Goldfrapp.

Describing the meaning behind the song LORI says “Release me”is a song about finding that person that makes you feel like that bit in the movies where everything stops, and you’re like damn! Things go well, then they slowly stop answering your texts, but are happy to call you up when they need anything. For whatever reason you allow this behaviour and all you want is to let yourself let them go.”

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Release Me‘ was recorded and produced by Dan Lucas at Anchorbaby Recording Company, mastered by Joe Fisher at Rainy Daze Recording Studios and is being released on ‘These Bloody Thieves’ Record Label.

With her band ‘Weekend Recovery’ LORI has spent three years touring and gaining strong support slots and great press coverage and radio from the likes of Kerrang, Radio X, BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio and Planet Rock.

LORI has a UK tour coming up in September starting on the 6th at Sidney and Matilda before heading to London, Brighton, Birmingham, Nottingham, Leeds and then finishing up at Manchester’s Retro Bar. However, before that her own band have a 4 date tour in August starting with Oporto in Leeds, heading to Sheffield, Kent and then finishing up in ‘Hope and Anchor’ in London.

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Words by Erin Power