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LØLØ — u look stupid

With lots in the pipeline, Toronto artist LØLØ has just released her bold new single, “u look stupid” via LA independent label Hopeless Records. True to her brand, the song is punky, moody, and filled with badass energy.

If your adolescent years were filled with Avril Lavigne, Paramore, and The Veronicas, you’ll be thankful they had an impact on LØLØ’s sound, as she represents the new generation of punk-pop in a similar way they did — with no fucks given.

While currently on a huge North American tour with New Found Glory and Less Than Jake, LØLØ spoke to EUPHORIA. about her new single and what audiences can expect during her set.

What inspired you to write this song?

My ex was pissing the shit out of me! I heard some mean stuff being said about me and I was just like … come on, you look so stupid. I had written a lot of sad songs about him, and in that moment, it just felt like the time to finally stop being sad about it and to start being a bad bitch. I wrote the first half of the song about that, and then it actually sat in a Dropbox, untouched for a while. When I went back to revisit the song about a year later, he was long gone from my brain — so fun fact, the rest of the song was finished while thinking about someone completely different!

What are you hoping listeners will take away from the song?

A wise woman once said, “haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate” — BUT, If you don’t let it bother you, it makes stupid people look even MORE stupid. I hope that when people listen to “u look stupid,” it helps them remember to not let the stupid people getcha down!

The song is the perfect length for the now-streaming era we live in. Did you contemplate that when creating it or did it just turn out that way?

I didn’t contemplate this at all but I guess it is super convenient for the streaming era. I never think about the exact length of my songs while I’m in the creation process. I try to just create something that feels fresh and doesn’t drag on for too long — they all end up being VERY similar lengths in the end and it always kinda freaks me out. 

Is this song leading up to a new project or are you just having fun releasing singles for now?

It IS leading up to a project — one that I’m very, very, very excited about!! My EP will be called overkill and will be coming out this fall. I cannot wait until it’s released. Singles are fun, but I’m so stoked to have a body of work that all fits together nicely. 

You’re currently on a North American tour with New Found Glory and Less Than Jake. How are you feeling about that and what can fans expect from your set?

I’M SO EXCITED. This is my first time touring, ever, and it’s a big one. Fans can expect a few brand new songs they’ve never heard, a couple surprises, one of which is with New Found Glory, and lots of good times.