Loren Allred, This Summer Review
Loren Allred is a vocalist and songwriter known for her vocal performance from the Oscar-nominated and Grammy award-winning “The Greatest Showman” soundtrack and film single Never Enough.” The RIAA PLATINUM single “Never Enough” debuted at #88 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was ranked #3 by Entertainment Weekly as one of the “Best Songs from Movies of the 2010s”. The song has amassed more than 500 million worldwide streams, and the soundtrack has gone on to sell more than 1.8 million copies in the United States. In early 2019, Allred joined Michael Bublé’s Love album for a duet of “Help Me Make it Through the Night.” She also has appeared with chart-topping songwriter, producer, and maestro to the stars, David Foster, as part of his An Intimate Evening PBS Concert Special and album in November 2019. Allred is now releasing a new single for the end of summer titled, “This Summer.”Bottom Line: “This Summer” is the debut single from Allred’s upcoming EP, a collaboration with Brooklyn-based artist and producer Seul. The song’s lyrics and mood are inspired from a deeply emotional place and are the product of a period of introspection and renewal for Allred. Allred explains, “This summer, I felt a nostalgia for how things used to be. The global pandemic brought on feelings of heaviness and isolation, and I was feeling that emotional emptiness of longing for a relationship that had just come to an end. I felt alone, trying to bring myself back to life. That was when something clicked, and I started writing. “This Summer” is my love letter to everyone worldwide who felt as lost and isolated. Even when I felt like the world was on fire, I couldn’t help but hope that love was on the horizon. As summer comes to a close, I hope this song gives you as much comfort as it gave me. Please accept this as my heartfelt thank you for your unending support. Its creation led me on the path to being artistically fulfilled on my own terms, in my own words.”
Beginning with a light electric guitar figure, “This Summer” keeps a mellow, yet engaging vibe that lets Allred’s vocals stand out. Allred’s vocal range is impressive as she navigates the melody with confidence and ease. Her vocal timbre is beautiful, as are the vocal backgrounds. The second time through the form, the backing instruments add new parts to give the song interest. Allred is setting up a beautiful sound for her upcoming EP. Until then, we can enjoy “This Summer.” That’s the short of it!
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This Summer (single)
Release Date: September 14, 2020