Stardom destined singer/songwriter from Toronto Renforshort takes us on a ride in a new single & music video “Moshpit” released via Interscope Records
Although ren’s magnetic vocals embody a quiet restraint at the start of “moshpit,” she soon takes on a raw ferocity as the guitar-heavy yet achingly delicate track reaches its epic bridge.
renforshort says about the new single, ““I started working on ‘moshpit’ on a day that I was really overwhelmed with life in general. This song feels very unique in the writing, it’s an interesting analogy especially with the juxtaposition of the track being a bit softer rather than what you’d imagine a song called ‘moshpit’ would sound like. It’s about an annoying relationship where you’re treated like garbage and just keep trying to get out, but you don’t wanna risk hurting the other person’s feelings.”
With its dreamy sci-fi surrealism, the visual also finds ren encountering mysterious creatures made of brightly glowing light, perfectly amplifying the song’s unsettling quality. And in its final moments, the video mimics the mayhem of a mosh pit as the camera turns topsy-turvy and throws ren’s world into complete turmoil.
The new single “moshpit” was written by ren, her frequent collaborator Jeff Hazin and Alexander 23, and co-produced by Hazin and Alexander 23, “moshpit” brilliantly uses its title phrase as a metaphor for the chaos of a toxic romance (from the sing-along-ready chorus: “If I take an elbow to the face/One more time I think I’ll break/I’m not saying I’m a saint, but you’re hell”).
Her six-track project features standouts like “fall apart”: a bombastic pop-punk anthem that earned ren her first production credit and amassed over a million global streams in under two weeks. Soon after putting out the EP, ren joined Yungblud on his fall UK tour.
At the peak of the pandemic, she shared her debut EP teenage angst, brimming with seven soul-baring, alt-pop bangers influenced by everyone from Nirvana to Amy Winehouse. And she hasn’t slowed down since.
renforshort continued cutting her teeth writing music resulting in her sophomore EP off saint dominique, a collection of deeply reflective and snappy tracks that range from acoustic pop to alt-rock to pop-punk. ren infuses all her music with equal parts sophisticated storytelling, pop-perfect hooks, and unhinged punk energy.