Renforshort drops new single, inspired by Elliot Smith

It's Ren's first single since 2022.


Canadian alt-pop star Renforshort – aka Lauren Isenberg – returns today with her first single since 2022 debut album, ‘dear amelia’. 

‘Serpentine’, produced by Jonny Lattimer (Rina Sawayama) & Jeff Hazin (Glaive, Tai Verdes, Midwxst), is an ode to independence and isolation, with a melodic nod to the work of Elliot Smith, who has always been a huge inspiration to Lauren and her craft. 

Of the track, Isenberg says: “Serpentine is a song that at its surface is about walking alone through London. In crafting the melody, we drew inspiration from the style of the legendary Elliott Smith, whose influence is evident in the musical arrangement. 


Working with Johnny was a truly enriching experience, as his creativity and talent added so much depth to the song. It’s a special piece for me, being the first track I envisioned for the project reflecting the independence, solitude and isolation I felt during my month long stay alone in London. The simplicity and honesty of the song captures such a personal moment, and I’m grateful for the experiences I had while creating this song, with a nod of gratitude to the melodic influence of Elliott Smith.”

Listen to the track, below.