Kalie Shorr Soars to Impressive New Heights on her Latest Single, “Lullaby”

The mark of a great songwriter is when a listener can identify with even the most personal lyrics and feel like they were written specifically for them, as if ripped from the pages of their own life story. We’ve seen this kind of extraordinary talent from artists such as Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne, and Alanis Morissette. There’s another artist worthy of being added to this list, though, and her name is Kalie Shorr.

Like any good artist, Shorr has evolved over the course of her career, and has consistently pushed herself, growing her sound as a result. Since the release of her first EP in 2016 (Y2K Mixtape), Shorr has been perfecting her own signature brand of pop-punk country with an emo edge to it. Now, with the release of her first single from her full-length debut album titled Open Book, it’s absolutely safe to say that Kalie Shorr has mastered the very unique sound she created.

“Lullaby” begins appropriately as an acoustic ballad before launching into a full band explosion reminiscent of the 2000s emo and pop-punk sound that the 25-year-old singer is not just a fan of, but also inspired by. It’s full of haunting vocals that stay with you long after the song has ended and next level, pour your heart out, emotionally crippling lyrics that rip your heart out before sewing it back together. There isn’t a drop of emotion that doesn’t come through in every single note she so flawlessly sings.

Shorr’s writing isn’t just relatable, it’s therapeutic in the same way that ugly crying on your kitchen floor before burning your ex’s photos with your girlfriends while drinking endless bottles of wine is. “Lullaby” is raw, vulnerable, and honest in the way most of us are too afraid to be, and it’s easily her best song yet.

Open Book, the debut full-length album by Kalie Shorr will be released on September 27th.

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"MADD" Manda Walsh
Chicago native and Saint Xavier University alum (class of 2007), Amanda Walsh is an aspiring journalist with a strong passion for music and longtime love of writing. While in college, she spent her time volunteering as a radio DJ, working as the station’s Music Director, and serving as a regular contributing writer for the campus newspaper where she combined her love for music and writing. Between attending multiple concerts a month all over the city, interviewing various bands both in and out of the studio, and introducing her friends and show listeners to new artists (both local and national acts), it was during this time that Amanda really discovered her niche. Whether listening alone with her headphones or experiencing it live in person, music has always been Amanda’s safe haven and more like a religion, with concerts feeling more like going to church. Today the number of artist interviews under her belt continues to grow, as she strives to break new and up and coming artists before other outlets. She also continues to attend as many concerts as her bank account will allow. Her musical tastes range from “OMG you have to hear this” to “please don’t judge me,” and she is the person you want on your team in music trivia. She is also an avid enthusiast of the paranormal and anything in the realm of horror or the creepy and unnerving. With that said, she loves Halloween more than a normal person probably should and has a fascination with cemeteries. Aside from music and concerts, Amanda also enjoys reading, shopping and epic adventures. She's a sucker for a good mystery and anything acoustic. When she was a kid she wanted to be Nancy Drew when she grew up. At the end of the day, if she had to describe herself with a song lyric it would be this – “I’m somewhere in between what is real and just a dream.”
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