Inger Lorre’s ‘Gloryland’ Confronts Looming Mortality To Find Redemption

[Cover photo credit to Yuko Ishii]

LA-based Alt-Rock mainstay Inger Lorre has released her new album Gloryland via Kitten Robot Records. Inger has worked with the likes of Iggy PopJeff Buckley, and Henry Rollins, and Gloryland engages with the “looming mortality that streams through the elements of loss, despair and redemption” on the album. Lorre draws from her own life experiences to paint “vivid portraits of people’s lives”, including her own.

With Gloryland, Inger crosses genres from singer-songwriter, to Americana, and Gospel. Working with Nashville multi-instrumentalist Buddy Woodward, she creates with string instruments, alongside Angelique Congleton on bass, Eric Contreras on drums, Matt Lee on electric guitar, Jordan Shapiro on pedal steel guitar and Paul Roessler (Screamers, 45 Grave, Nina Hagen, Twisted Roots) on keyboards. 

One recently released track is “Death is a Horizon,” which is a “thematic lynchpin” of the album where Lorre laments about “life, death, and spirituality.” However it carries a gleam of hope that one may exorcise ones demons and emerge stronger.

“Death is a Horizon” is also a song “about the final frontier and the last adventure that we all will have someday. No one can go with you. It’s a solo journey with your own consciousness, a beautiful last trip.”

Gloryland was produced by Paul Roessler (Lords of Altamont, TSOL, Richie Ramone) and Inger Lorre. It’s available on CD and vinyl as well as via Kitten Robot Records on DSPs including Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Pandora, YouTube and Amazon.