When Pete Wentz recently announced the relaunch of his label Decaydance Records (this time as DCD2), the Fall Out Boy bassist noted that he’d be focusing his energy on two artists: New Politics and LOLO. The latter is Lauren Pritchard, a Tennessee-bred soul-pop singer starting to make waves stateside after a brief UK rise back in 2010 under her birth name. Some may recognize her voice from Panic! At The Disco’s recent hit, “Miss Jackson.”
There’s always been a slightly seedy edge to LOLO’s music, so the murder ballad tinge of her latest single, “Hit & Run,” is no surprise. The song’s video takes the idea of ‘Southern belle turned queen of hell’ to new extremes: LOLO stabs, shoots, ignites, and evades all the way to revenge. But the song’s stripped-down session take, which Flavorwire is pleased to present below, really highlights the red-hued criminality of the song’s lyrics by putting the focus on LOLO’s smoky pipes.
“Instead of shooting guns in this stripped-down video of ‘Hit & Run,’ I decided to use my other favorite weapon: my piano,” LOLO tells Flavorwire. “This is a song about revenge and glory and not being afraid to take back what is yours. I’m feeling extra vengeful these days. It feels good.”
LOLO is currently on the road with Fall Out Boy and Paramore (and New Politics) on their Monumentour, where she’s adding guest vocals to various tracks.
Lead photo by Dave Titlow