Artists You Should Know: LoRen Confronts Racial Prejudice in New Single “Black Women”

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Returning from a two-year absence from releasing music, singer-songwriter LoRen is back with a statement single that shows her prowess as a multifaceted musician. Based on a poem she wrote in 2020 during her pregnancy, “Black Women” is the result of her experiences dealing with the racial bias surrounding maternal health. And after encouragement from family and fans, she decided to transform her poem into an electrifying country anthem that acts as a preview for her upcoming EP, Pardon Me, due March 24.

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Already an accomplished musician, LoRen grew up singing in the church and began writing original music when she was eight years old. She would later hone in on her musical capabilities and become proficient in classical and Broadway music, a wide span of skill that is evident in the varying inspirations that fuel her latest single.

Both curative and convoking, “Black Women” openly confronts the conformities and class disparages that marginalize women of color in one of the most lyrically dense songs to tackle the subject as of late. LoRen echoes “Why am I still afraid of you” throughout the track’s chorus, demonstrating her sensitivity through her powerful voice that sounds classically soulful and liberating.

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Going forward, LoRen expects to continue breaking ground. “I’m declaring that I will no longer hold my tongue,” she said about her EP. “Black Women” is undoubtedly a manifestation of that sentiment. Her unrelenting energy in the song comes alive through her vocal performance and the backing organs that call back to her gospel roots. And while she’s been making music for audiences big and small, locally and internationally, her ever-expanding talent in creating original music with meaning is sure to trailblaze new roads for LoRen going forward.


Words: David Sosa

“Black Women” by LoRen is available on all streaming services. Visit her Instagram, TikTok, and website for more info on her upcoming EP and potential tour dates.

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