Posted On 20 Sep 2018
Get to know the very promising singer-songwriter, Lorenzo Doryon! Born in Italy and raised in LA, he in an Italian-American model and recording artist. Doryon is well-recognized for his work as the face of Target. He has also been featured in numerous advertising campaigns for Chrysler, Dunkin Donuts, Toshiba, Adidas, H&M, Nestle, Nike, Macy’s, Lands’ End and Talbots.
His work has also led him internationally, as he has traveled the world modeling. Doryon also starred in the Los Angeles revival of The Who’s Tommy at the Ricardo Montalbán Theatre in Hollywood, alongside Tony Award winning actress Alice Ripley. He is also known as a recording artist, having recorded hundreds of professional vocal projects, including pieces for the Hal Leonard Corporation, commercial theme songs, children’s books, the Olympic Games theme song, and numerous voice-overs for The Walt Disney Company.
“Paint The Night” is the name is his latest EP and is available everywhere now.
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Learn more about Lorenzo Doryon in the following All Access interview:
Thanks for your time today! Where does this interview find you now? Is there music playing in the background?
Yeah, of course! I am at my favorite cafe in LA right now having an iced vanilla latte. I’m just listening to one of my favorite playlists on Spotify.
All Access Music is currently compiling a list of our artist’s favorite songs this summer so what has been your song of the summer?
Eastside (Benny Blanco, Halsey & Kahlid), Better Now (Post Malone) and Solo (Clean Bandit feat. Demi Lovato) are my top tracks this summer.
Overall, how do you think 2018 has been treating you and your career? What has been one goal that you have had this year and how close are you to reaching it? Or did you already reach it?
2018 has been absolutely incredible. Every year I get a new songwriting/ inspiration notebook. This year I wrote down some of the goals that I wanted to accomplish to remind myself whenever I open it up. It has been a wild ride this year, and I have crossed out almost every goal that this time last year I thought was completely unreachable. My upcoming EP is one of the biggest milestones of my career, and I am so thankful and fortunate to have such an incredible team behind me.
Growing up, was music always a big part of your life? Can you recall your first big musical experience? Can you see yourself ever doing anything else?
Music has always been huge in my family. I have been training vocally since I was five. My first big musical experience was when I starred as young Tommy in The Who’s Tommy in LA. It was an incredible experience. If I weren’t making music, I would probably go into architecture.
What has been the biggest surprise so far about making music your career? What has been an unexpected or welcome challenge to it all?
The biggest surprise has been how slowly everything moves at first. Then this crazy transition of non-stop work once you start gaining enough traction. I also love seeing how quickly everyone’s ego drops once you get them alone in a room and you are just both working artist to artist.
How do you think you and your music have been influenced by your hometown and where you live today? How has your Italian heritage seeped into your music? Would you like it to more? With all the incredible artists in LA, how do you try to stand out from them all?
I really approach all my music with universal ideals. I talk about being a global citizen, and I stay true to a lot of the morals and values I was raised with. A lot of the topics I write and sing about transcend geographic regions, and I try to relate to my audience. I however would love to one day write a song in half English/ half Italian. I try to embrace the incredible artistry in LA and not worry too much about differentiating myself. I stay incredibly true to myself and only create art that is true to myself and my philosophies.
Let’s talk about your newest music. What was it like putting together your “Paint the Night” EP? Were you surprised at all by the overall process? What do you find has been inspiring your latest songs? When do you hope to release more new music?
Putting together Paint the Night was one of the most incredible processes I have ever been a part of. The writing sessions for the EP came together so quickly. Paint the Night practically wrote itself. Reflecting on all of the experiences I had been facing at that transitional time in my life, and working with such an incredible team was a dream come true. My latest songs I have been working on are also inspired by my life and the experiences I face daily as a young adult trying to navigate life in this crazy world called LA.
What is your absolute favorite song to sing and why?
I LOVE singing Paint the Night, especially in front of a huge audience. It is such a high octane song, and I love getting the crowd pumped and ready for the rest of the show.
We are currently living through a very trying and politically charged time right now, so I am curious to know how your own music is reflecting this time period or is your music more of an escape from all that?
I try to stay away from politics in my music. My music is really about the trials and tribulations of navigating young life. It is all very positive and meant to serve as an escape from the everyday. One of the songs off my EP, Truth is one of my favorites and definitely one of the most inspiring. It is about being your best self, living your truth, and not letting other people’s negativity about you get you down.
What has it been like keeping up with your social media accounts and all of the different platforms? Is it hard to stay up to date on it all? What would you say is your favorite way to connect with your fans now?
It is so hard to keep up with! If I go a week without posting on Instagram, I get messages from concerned fans asking me if everything is ok. I am busy working in the studio, on set, and performing, so it is definitely an adjustment to have fans around the world waiting on every update. My favorite way to connect with fans is via Snapchat and Instagram.
Who are some of your favorite artists or rather, what musicians have continued to inspire you and your music? Who would you absolutely still love to work within the future?
I love Halsey and Charlie Puth. They both have such incredible vocal technique, and I respect their artistry tremendously. I also love the Chainsmokers, Zedd, and so many of the great producers we have today.
If you were going to be stranded on a deserted island forever, what musical item would you take with you and why?
Oh wow— Probably one of my wireless microphones and a sound system. I can sing into a microphone all day long and have the time of my life.
If your music was going to be featured on any TV show that is currently on right now, which would you love it to be on? Or if you prefer, what is a movie that you love that you wish your music was featured in?
Without a doubt, the James Bond series. I grew up training with those very intense, vocally led style songs. They are so fun to perform and in a different world than the songs I am currently working on. It would be interesting to bring that style into a more contemporary setting and play with it.
What has been a favorite performance of yours? What do you think makes an ideal show for you? What’s next on your musical agenda?
I love some of my more intimate shows when I can really relate to my fans and speak to them after. Those shows are just so rewarding. I’ve just been hitting the studio hard and writing a lot. I am working with some other incredibly talented artists right now, so I am excited for those collaborations to come out.
I hope fans are able to heavily relate to my music. That has been my primary goal as an artist, taking the human experience and reflecting it back to the audience through song. Living your true self, not letting negativity get you down, and pursuing your dreams is the most important takeaways from the EP.
Is there anything else that you would like to share with our readers about yourself or your music?
Just a huge THANK YOU to the amazing team at All Access and my incredible fans! Your support means everything to me and is the reason I do what I do. I’m so excited for us to be on this journey together and see all there is to come! #LOvers
(Photography provided by Lorenzo Doryon)