Born and raised in West London, 22-year-old singer-songwriter Lordin cut his teeth on the West End stage. Originally being cast in Motown, before more recently joining the cast of &Juliet, the new play from Max Martin (who is responsible for some of the more classic tracks by Britney Spears, Ariana Grande and Katy Perry), Lordin has been working off-stage on honing his own independent music.
His latest project, the aptly named Lovesick, was written during a time when he had just come through a difficult break-up, and wanted to explore love in all its guises; whether that was self-love, unrequited love or adoration for a public figure. “Last year, I went through a break-up, and I found myself continuously writing songs without any intention of creating a project. We were working on &Juliet in Manchester at the time, the schedule was so intense, but I was still finding the time write and finish all of these tracks late at night,” he tells tmrw. “When I came back to London, I had so many ideas to choose from that I decided to work on an EP that eventually became Lovesick.”
The result is a diverse and perfectly crafted 6-track project which sees Lordin pouring everything he’s learnt into the record. While some tracks show clear evidence of his career on the West End stage, others correctly punctuate his own independent sound, all with themes of love at the very core. “In some of the songs, I go deep into the break-up and explain how I felt at that time. But in some of the other tracks I explored really different aspects of love and what that word meant to me,” he explains. “The track ‘Princess Diana’ explores the love an audience can have for a public figure, but over an afro-beat. And then the track “Fight” discusses self-love, proving that gaining strength and belief within yourself is crucial while following your dreams. When having to pick songs for the final project, I wanted to make sure each song sounded different and had its own unique message. My aim was to create something timeless. I really pushed myself out of my comfort zone to create a body of work that I’ll be proud of in years to come.”
The making of this record was a cathartic experience for Lordin, and he used it as an opportunity to cleanse himself of the leftover emotions that he’s endured throughout certain relationships. Crafted with the idea that it resonates with everyone, he hopes that listeners can hear a little bit of themselves in at least one of the tracks featured. “On this EP, I’ve allowed myself to be fully vulnerable, I really hope people feel that when they listen to it. Love is such a universal feeling and I hope people take comfort in the fact that we all, ultimately, want the same thing. Creating this project hasn’t been easy (recorded while performing eight shows a week and working around a gruelling rehearsal schedule), and I’m proud to say that I’m releasing this independently. Music is my passion, and I truly believe that if you want something bad enough, you should never give up. It has taken a long time to get to this point, but I will never stop doing what I love, and I hope that inspires people to follow their dreams.”