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Lola Kristine – ‘chapter two: when things fall apart’ [EP] [Album Review]

Lola Kristine’s new three-song EP ‘chapter two: when things fall apart’ solidifies her rising status in the industry and marks a significant milestone in her career.



Lola Kristine 'chapter two: when things fall apart' album artwork

Lola Kristine’s latest musical endeavor, chapter two: when things fall apart, is a soul-stirring exploration of the complexities of love and loss, expertly woven into a tapestry of evocative lyrics and poignant melodies. Released on November 10, 2023, this chapter marks a significant milestone in Lola Kristine’s career, cementing her presence in the industry as an artist to watch.

As the primary producer and songwriter of the CHAPTERS project (releasing in 2024), Lola Kristine opens the door to a profound exploration of her soul’s expression, inviting audiences to join her on a captivating journey through five distinct chapters. Each chapter unfolds as a narrative, revealing different facets of her path to redemption. As the second installment in the CHAPTERS project, chapter two: when things fall apart specifically captivates with its evocative lyrics and poignant melodies that work in tandem to paint a vivid picture of the resilience of the human spirit and its capacity for love even in the face of heartbreak and despair.

The release unfolds like a captivating narrative. Starting off with “Just Friends,” Lola captures the desperate plea for a revival of a once-electric connection, followed by “Sheets,” which offers a haunting reflection on lost dreams and fading memories, and concluding with “Wish You Love” as an emotional zenith born from the depths of sorrow and anger. The artist comments on the song, stating:

“The powerful fire of pain and loss served as a reawakening, leaving me in a place where I can still feel love for those who have hurt me.”

Lola Kristine’s commitment to authenticity and artistic journey in crafting these songs showcase her immense talent and resilience. Her ability to seamlessly traverse genres, including soul, folk, adult contemporary, Americana, R&B, and more, results in a sound that is uniquely her own. chapter two: when things fall apart not only solidifies Kristine’s place in the contemporary music scene while continuing to demonstrate her prowess as a songwriter and performer, leaving audiences eagerly anticipating the subsequent chapters of her musical narrative.

Preview image from "Just Friends" music video. Courtesy of Lola Kristine.

Preview image from “Just Friends” music video. Courtesy of Lola Kristine.

chapter two: when things fall apart Track Listing:

1. Just Friends
2. Sheets
3. Wish You Love

Run Time: 12:27
Record label: Lola Kristine Music
Release Date: November 10, 2023

Dawn Jones is the curator of the V13 imPRESSED Column. Previously known as imPRESSED Indie Music Blog, Jones and her team joined forces with V13 in 2020 to collaborate on an exclusive column on V13's site (imPRESSED) to bring a niche focus to the rapidly evolving indie music genre. Dawn is also the founder of Pressed PR - a boutique PR agency that focuses on PR for independent creatives. Pressed PR’s team works on a variety of campaigns partnering with independent filmmakers, independent artists, and independent labels. Pressed PR’s music clientele has landed in the pages of Billboard, Atwood Magazine, EARMILK, HYPE Magazine, and many others.