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LA-via-Toronto rising star LØLØ has been breathing new life into the pop-punk scene and she doesn’t disappoint with her latest single “debbie downer” (out today) via LA independent label Hopeless Records (Illuminati Hotties, New Found Glory). LØLØ gets a hand from alternative darling Maggie Lindemann on “debbie downer” — a deliciously perverse mockery of the manic pixie dream girl trope. LØLØ expertly crafts her metaphor by turning the infamous 2000 movie Bring It On's cheer chant “It’s cold in here" into an intoxicating and undeniable hook in a song that’s all about being the odd girl out. The cheeky turn of lyric “brr it’s cold in here, all black everything, sad and weird” is equally as enjoyable in both LØLØ’s raspy Hayley Williams-esque purr and Lindemann’s Halsey-like pop diva belt. Pop-punk fans of the early aughts will find themselves right at home in the nostalgic tune, where LØLØ pairs crunchy, catchy guitar riffs, and powerful drum beats with a grungy, snarky, inherently modern lyricism.
LØLØ shares this about the new single: "So there’s this girl, debbie. She‘s got jet black nails to match her hair and the rest of her outfit. She’s a little bit of a mess (but, who isn’t these days?). More often than not, u may find her being a little too drunk at a party, possibly falling over. Maybe she’s a little intense — she tends to over share and talk about things that “normal” people find weird— but that’s just debbie. I’ve heard people say she’s “too aggressive” but I don’t think she means to be. She’s always asked “are you ok?” – which she swears she is. She’s sensitive and emotional, but she’s not sad (most of the time). Sometimes she just feels like she doesn’t really belong. 'Hi. Nice to meet u. It’s me—debbie downer, and I wrote this song for anyone that’s ever felt a little different or out of place too.'"
The track is accompanied by a charming music video (dir. Jake Johnston) that portrays LØLØ and Maggie as high school outcasts who team up to unite the untouchables - from nerds to goths. Whilst rocking adorable grunge cheerleader outfits, the girls bring another level of energy and story to the track. LØLØ shares this about the music video: "This was one of those songs where while I was writing it, I could really SEE the video. I knew there had to be some emo cheerleaders involved, since we pay homage to Bring it On (one of my favorite movies). 'debbie downer' is all not belonging or fitting in, so I thought it would be funny to have cheerleaders cheering in places they really don't belong— for example, a tennis match, a chess game, or a science club. Working with Jake Johnston was AMAZING. We had originally gotten some treatments from a few people, but when I saw his I knew we had to go with him— he executed my vision perfectly and was so much fun to work with. Maggie also absolutely KILLED IT. Of course she plays the it girl-bad b*tch, because LOOK AT HER. I want her to step on me. She joins the dark side and embraces her debbie-downer-ness of course at the end of the video, because at the end of the day, we are ALL debbie downers." More Info: “Debbie Downer” is the powerhouse follow up to LØLØ’s electric 2021 EP “overkill,” which came directly on the heels of her 36-stop US tour with pop-punk titans New Found Glory and Less Than Jake. With “debbie downer,” LØLØ is simply cementing her status as a pillar of the pop-punk revival and as Gen Z’s chosen liaison between the past and present. LØLØ has been compared to Paramore and Avril Lavigne by Billboard, as well as receiving critical acclaim from Paper Magazine, American Songwriter, Ones to Watch, Alternative Press, and many more. In 2020, LØLØ was featured in People Magazine as an “Emerging Artist making their mark in music” and since then she has amassed over 30 million streams on Spotify with her numbers continuing to climb exponentially. LØLØ is poised on the brink of superstardom, so stay tuned as there’s much more to come.