Canadian singer-songwriter LIZ LOKRE unveils the visuals for her brand new single Stop Runnin’, a song she wrote for the movie “Little Italy” (starring Emma Roberts, Hayden Christensen and Alyssa Milano).
Directed by Donald Petrie (Miss Congeniality, How To Lose A Guy in 10 days) Little Italy is a romantic comedy taking place on College Street in Toronto’s Little Italy, LIZ LOKRE’s hometown.
Stop Runnin’ is a soulful ballad that showcases her powerful vocals and songwriting talent. Speaking of the songwriting process, she details “When I was approached to write a song for “Little Italy” I knew it had to evoke a certain romantic comedy worthy emotion. Stop Runnin’ is about a girl who could have the world if she wanted it, but she discovers everything she’s wanted has been there all along.. it captures that moment when Emma’s character Nikki finally lets her guard down. I rarely finish a song in one night – if I do it’s by some miracle, and Stop Runnin’ was one of those rarities.”
“Little Italy” was released in theaters across Canada on August 24th and is set to be released in US theaters on September 21st by Lionsgate Films.
LIZ LOKRE’s previous singles ‘Rise Up’ ‘Buh Bye’ ‘and Believe’ have garnered the attention of many influential blogs and playlists around the world and counts over 600K streams on Spotify.
She’s currently working on new music with producer and guitarist Adrian X (Drake, The Weeknd, PARTYNEXTDOOR). Together they have created a sound that speaks to LIZ’s message and reason for singing: to unify and uplift.
Surrounding the release of her debut single “Rise Up!” LIZ founded the #RiseUpMovement which focuses on youth empowerment. On days off her tour schedule, she hosts workshops in Toronto schools where students discuss their strengths and the ways they can positively impact their communities. Look out for LIZ’s debut album set to be released in 2019.