The model-turned-singer talks his new single and what we can expect from his debut EP.
Following up from his pumping R&B offering “Friends”, is Italian-born singer Lorenzo Doryon with “Straight Into The Fire”. Debuting sweeping synths and vocals reminiscent of Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes, Lorenzo provides us with a dance-pop anthem that fuses elements of soul with addictive electronic melodies. Penned by ZEDD and Julia Michaels, the tune pushes the boundaries of contemporary pop and showcases Lorenzo’s powerful vocal harmonies.
Having already taken the modelling world by storm working with brands such as Adidas and H&M, the singer is ready to make his mark musically and create music his fans can relate to. “I hope fans are able to deeply relate to my music – that has been my primary goal as an artist.” Lorenzo said. “Taking the human experience and reflecting it back to the audience through song. Living your true self, not letting negativity get you down, and pursuing your dreams. That’s what I hope people take away from my music.” With more songs penned and on the way, we caught with the newcomer talking new music, the transition from modelling to music and what’s next.
Check out the interview below…
Hi Lorenzo! How have you been? What have you been up to in lockdown?
I’ve been doing really well. I have been busier than ever— just making music and doing lots of self-care. I recently started to get back into the studio again, so that has been a lot of fun. Music, tennis, coffee, friends, and I’m happy.
How did you first get into modelling, and which do you prefer? Modelling or music?
I first got into modelling in grammar school. I shot a big campaign for Toshiba that ended up in almost every magazine and newspaper. I love modelling, but now I find that music is just more rewarding and personable. With music, I am in control of the art, and it is not someone else’s vision of me. I can take my music in any direction, and I really can reflect on my life experiences.
Congratulations on your new single, “Straight into the Fire.” What was the creative process like?
Thank you! The creative process is always so fun. I got to work with the same team as my EP on the production, so that was great. I was actually able to get the vocals down really quickly, so from there, it was really just the production side and making sure I was 100% confident with every creative decision.
The song was penned by ZEDD and Julia Michaels, how did that come about?
Yeah! Someone on my team brought the song to me, and from there, it was really about just making the song my own and breathing my own life and experiences into it. I definitely have had a lot of fun on this project.
You started your career at an early age, what made you want to get into music?
Oh, wow— I have been singing since I was born. I started taking private lessons when I was five, and it just grew from there. Music has just always been a part of my life. It has been such a natural progression, and I have such an amazing team behind me, so I am incredibly grateful for that.
What do you want people to take away from your music?
This is something I always bring up on tour. What I write and what I produce is such a personal story for me. I love it when people try to see what that story is from my side, but really, my goal as an artist is for my music to transcend me and have the listener reflect internally on what those lyrics mean to them. There is something so special about music. I love the moment when a lyric perfectly articulates how you feel in a way you just couldn’t put into words beforehand.
Who would be your dream collaboration?
I can’t narrow that down to one person! To give you a clue, my most listed to on Spotify are Miley Cyrus, The Chainsmokers, Lauv, Dua Lipa, Khalid, and Halsey.
Where do you pull your creative inspiration from?
I train at one of the world’s best vocal studios, which is fun and lends itself to such inspiring energy. I get a lot of inspiration from other artists there, and it is so great because we are all on the same journey together. Sometimes a lyric just comes to me, and I build a song around that. Really though, I like to create a song around a feeling or an experience I have been through. I think the best music comes from your true authentic self, whether that be reflecting on the past or a current situation one might find themselves in.
Do you have an EP or album on the way? What can we expect?
Yes and yes! I’ve been back in the studio wrapping up my debut EP. We are also dropping a remix album on this current single, which is super fun. One of the tracks is like a 10 minute total club bop. My EP, “Paint The Night,” is scheduled for 2021, although I have been known to sing a few unreleased songs live.
What are you most excited for? What’s next?
I had an upcoming tour all worked out, but that has been delayed with the lockdown. I’m really excited for that to get going again once the world opens back up. I just shot the cover art for my EP, so I’m looking forward to getting that back. Honestly, I’m excited about everything. It is definitely one of the most exciting times in my life.