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Liz Lokre: Believe

The track starts with minimal energy with Lokre's voice gently edging us in, and then slowly builds to a crescendo with Christmas bells ringing out and a soulful-sounding choir towering over the top.

Liz Lokre: Believe

By Kerry Doole

Liz Lokre - "Believe" (Independent): It is always nice to come across a robust original holiday song, and this one certainly fits the bill.


The track starts with minimal energy with Lokre's voice gently edging us in, and then slowly builds to a crescendo with Christmas bells ringing out and a soulful-sounding choir towering over the top. A crisp sounding production comes courtesy of OVO Festival musical director Adrian X an ace guitarist who has worked extensively with the likes of Drake, The Weeknd, and Partynextdoor. 

Toronto vocalist/songwriter Lokre is enjoying a career breakthrough year, thanks to two online hit singles, “Buh Bye” and "Rise Up!” Together, they have registered close to a half million Spotify streams and over three million YouTube plays, and now "Believe" is racking up high numbers on its own.

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In keeping with the spirit of the season, she is donating the proceeds from "Believe" to The Red Door Family Shelter.

She has a show at Oakville's Studio Theatre on Dec. 16 and performs this song nationally on Global-TV's “The Morning Show” on the 22nd.

David Tysowski at Canvas Media is handling press. 

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