In an increasingly digital world, it can be easier than ever to feel lost in the algorithm of likes and views. That’s especially true for artists, who have to focus on numbers and content rather than their personal stories and work. Lorelei Marcell aims to highlight that on her new pop anthem “ANTISOCIAL,” which explores how socials have changed us and the way we view our relationships and goals.
“‘ANTISOCIAL’ really harps on the idea of social media and its negative effects, especially on musicians,” Lorelei tells TREMG. “Artists aren’t content creators, but in a way, they have to be now. This song is just my inner thoughts on how I began adjusting to this new side of the music industry, honestly.”
Everyone’s heard the whole “social media is bad, it’s fake” speech at some point, but Lorelei’s version focuses on the human aspect of our interactions onscreen, making her story more intriguing and impactful for listeners of any age and users of any platform. “ANTISOCIAL” highlights her ability to craft a unique narrative around something universal, letting her connect with listeners while pouring her heart out with her own worries and frustrations.
“I feel like something that has helped me find a balance, has been adapting the mindset of the whole thing not being too serious,” she explains. “I just started sharing things when I wanted to or when I felt something was worth sharing and I deemed it interesting. I also started following people who I felt were more ‘real’ on social media, which definitely helped me with this.”
Since debuting with “Lose Myself” in 2019, Lorelei has racked up hundreds of thousands of streams, built a passionate audience that hangs on every lyric, and cemented her status as an alt-pop artist ready to take on the world. And with her next single, “Bittersweet Stages,” on the horizon, she’s one step closer to doing just that.
“There is no way I could even begin to explain the growth,” Lorelei shares. “The passion and love for music has only grown, and I have learned so much about the music industry, myself as an artist. I trust my intuition in ways I never thought I could. I have so much music I want to make and so many goals for myself, so in a way, I feel like I’m just starting.”
You can find “ANTISOCIAL” on your favorite streaming services now, and get to know Lorelei Marcell on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and her official website! Keep reading for more from our conversation with this thought-provoking superstar in the making.
Congrats on your new single, “ANTISOCIAL!” How does it feel to finally share the song with the world?
Thank you so much! It feels so rewarding to finally have people hear the song and its message!
What does “ANTISOCIAL” mean to you?
“ANTISOCIAL” really harps on the idea of social media and its negative effects, especially on musicians. Artists aren’t content creators, but in a way, they have to be now. This song is just my inner thoughts on how I began adjusting to this new side of the music industry, honestly.
One of our favorite lines on “ANTISOCIAL” is “I’m a carbon copy of what I’m running from!” Is there a certain lyric on “ANTISOCIAL” that you’re particularly proud of?
Honestly, that one is one of my favorites. 🙂 Another one I’m really proud of is “ introverted, extroverted like, I wish I could change, fake it, be another type.” I feel like that is a really relatable idea.
Who were some of your sonic/lyrical influences on “ANTISOCIAL?”
Lyrically I think I wanted to write something a bit angstier than what I was used to. I was fed up with social media, and at the time, I was looking at all of the songs that were going to be on my album, and I felt like an angsty banger was missing, haha. Specifically, I would say “good 4 u” by Olivia Rodrigo. Sonically I just wanted to do something a bit different than what I’ve done before. Something more electronic while also using real instruments. The producer, John Samual, and I listened to a lot of Labrinth during the session!!
“ANTISOCIAL” discusses our relationship with the internet and social media in the digital age, pointing out that we still have lives offline and don’t have to feel like we need to put up a front online. How do you find a balance between privacy and still sharing exciting moments and connecting with your fans?
I feel like something that has helped me find a balance, has been adapting the mindset of the whole thing not being too serious. I just started sharing things when I wanted to or when I felt something was worth sharing and I deemed it interesting. I also started following people who I felt were more ‘real’ on social media, which definitely helped me with this.
How do you feel you’ve grown as an artist since debuting with “Losing Myself” in 2019?
Honestly, there is no way I could even begin to explain the growth. The passion and love for music has only grown, and I have learned so much about the music industry, myself as an artist. I trust my intuition in ways I never thought I could. I have so much music I want to make and so many goals for myself, so in a way, I feel like I’m just starting.
For anyone who isn’t familiar with your music already, which of your songs would you recommend to them to get a feel for who you are as an artist?
I’d recommend “Need Me” and “How to Love Somebody.” I feel like both of those are pretty different sonically, and show a range of what I’ve done so far 🙂
We at TREMG love getting to know new artists who haven’t gotten the success or attention they deserve. Who are some of your favorite underrated artists at the moment?
I have so many good ones for you!
Devon Gabriella. Her lyrics are incredible. She deserves the hype.
Alexa Cappelli. She has been crushing it lately and I’m so excited to see what is next.
Charlie Oriain. He deserves so much hype! His music is so good.
What can your fans look forward to in the rest of 2022?
I’m releasing another single off the upcoming album which I will be releasing early 2023. I’m also putting out a holiday song this November which I am absolutely stoked about!!
Is there anything else you’d like to mention that the questions didn’t touch on?
Thank you so much for enjoying “ANTISOCIAL!” There’s so much new music coming so stay tuned, and thank you so much for taking the time to talk with me! You can follow my journey and get access to all of my socials at loreleimarcell.com 🙂