Loren Heat Wants You To Help Them Breathe (SOS)

The U.K. pop singer-songwriter tries to keep from going under in their new single.

Loren Heat is in over their head in their new single Breathe (SOS) — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

After releasing their infectious debut single Curiosity last year, emerging U.K. talent Heat is back with the anthemic new single. With tastemaker support already under their belt, Heat is quickly making their unique voice heard. The 20 year old queer singer-songwriter from Middlesbrough has once again teamed up with producer Chad Rodgers (Cape Cub, Llovers, Tom Joshua) to create a bold and confident take on the eternal struggle of keeping your head above water.

Breathe (SOS) is about the feeling of not having control, that feeling you get when you’re overwhelmed and burnt out,” Heat says. “You’re struggling to process things, to keep information held down, you’re forgetting plans and losing track of your schedule… all your days are blurring into one. It’s about when all that gets too much you begin to feel overwhelmed you’re being held down, crushed by the feeling of not being mentally, physically, emotionally available. To me it’s like when you’re trying to keep your head above water, desperately spluttering and paddling to try and keep yourself from going under, from drowning.

“It’s hard when this happens and like me you don’t have the mental ability to process it all because it begins to pile up the less you talk about it, but you can’t communicate it because you can’t process it, you can’t formulate your feelings into words. You need your soul saving (SOS), desperately crying out for help as a last resort. People might start calling you rude for being spaced out and dramatic when you explain your situation to them. They think it’s a matter of relaxing but you know it’s deeper than that and you need them to understand and help, you are tired of running away from it and pretending it’s just one of them days.”

Heat’s musical influences of Dua Lipa, Years and Years, Rita Ora, Slayyyter and Mabel form a foundation for their dark pop-leaning songs, which in turn are heavily influenced by the LGBTQIA+community. After starting out playing at open mic nights and recording ukulele covers on TikTok, Loren knew they wanted their own original music to be brave, defiant and unashamedly pop.

Check out Breathe (SOS) above and below, and follow Loren Heat on Instagram and TikTok.