renforshort – virtual reality

Toronto talent renforshort has released one of the stand-out singles of the week. ‘virtual reality’ is a track which looks at the impact of social media alongside the singer’s anxiety, boredom, loneliness, and fear.

“Ever since I was young, social media has played a major role in my mental wellbeing, and I became so accustomed to it, it became a part of my routine and it came before everything else. The moment I wake up, almost instinctively, I check my phone. Depending on what I see in the morning, basically determines how I’m gonna feel for the rest of the day. I hate it. But I can’t stop. And what’s most ironic about this all is you’re likely going to read this on social media or listen to the song on some sort of electronic device…”

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renforshort – afterthoughts

Musical beauty in it’s most simplest form. The track is part of the soundtrack to a new Disney musical drama called ‘Clouds‘, which is based on the memoir ‘Fly a Little Higher: How God Answered a Mom’s Small Prayer in a Big Way‘, about the life and death of singer-songwriter Zach Sobiech.

“It’s a very emotional movie, it touches on love romantically and familial, health, and fulfilling your life and achieving your dreams. These are all things that I believe the average person thinks or has at least thought about before. I think of these things all the time and expressing them is hard. This song is basically a stream of consciousness and the things that keep me up at night. They’re the things that worry me and make me happy.”

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