For Immediate Release:
RENI LANE SET TO RELEASE
SINGLE BURIED ALIVE IN OCTOBER
DEBUT IS PAIRED WITH MUSIC VIDEO & FOLLOWS SURPRISE RELEASE OF B-SIDE PARTY DRUGS
Brooklyn artist Reni Lane is releasing her first solo material after a 7 year hiatus. Recorded live with minimal overdubbing, Buried Alive and Party Drugs (made available for pre-order 9.14, out 9.22) were co-written and recorded by Reni and composer Nate Heller (Diary of a Teenage Girl) and feature 70’s-inspired production combining sultry simplicity with grungy textures.
The accompanying music video for Buried Alive - which The Menace's Attic describes as "gorgeously familiar meets the unexpected" - was inspired by French chanteuse Francois Hardy and shot in one take by Reni's friend and photographer Christian Coleman. Fittingly, the simple, Warhol-esque video will debut while Reni is in Paris to participate as a new face in the official Balenciaga fashion show.
A/B SIDE TRACK STREAM: LINK
BURIED ALIVE MUSIC VIDEO: LINK
9/19 - New York, NY - w/ Fever High (Amazon Music Event)
9/21 - Brooklyn, NY - w/ Brian Hill & The Noh Stars
10/7 - Paris, France - w/ Brian Hill & The Noh Stars
Paris Solo Dates TBA
10/26 - New York, NY - w/ Fever High (album release)
11/3 - Brooklyn, NY - w/ Shining Mirrors (EP release)
11/10 - Philadelphia, PA - w/ Shining Mirrors
TRACK REVIEW BY THE MENACE'S ATTIC:
Buried Alive: "The thing about any Reni Lane song is you have to listen to the whole thing to see where the journey will take you. “Buried Alive” begins totally stripped-down - just voice, guitar and a killer hook, 'I want to be buried alive, buried alive.’ The surprise/non-surprise is that it morphs into a full-on pop anthem before coming back down to earth as innocently as it started. It’s exactly what I expect from Reni Lane – gorgeously familiar meets the unexpected. You’ll be singing it in the shower even though you can’t possibly reach the high notes she can."
Party Drugs: "We all love to party and are never prepared to suffer the consequences that come the next morning. But this song isn’t about feeling hung-over from the drugs. We’re talking a love hangover that may never get better no matter how many drugs you take to mask it. 'Ecstasy won’t do thing for me…if you don’t feel the same way too.' A single high off-the-charts piano note sums up the feels – what it takes to make it all better is a song that takes you higher than before. You’ll never feel so good about being on the wrong side of unrequited love."
Reni at her core is a compelling performer (lending her multi-instrumental skills to Duncan Sheik, Joseph Arthur, and The Like) and formidable songwriter (collaborating with seasoned pros like Linda Perry and Howie Day). But not surprisingly, what most people remember about Reni is her unique, haunting voice.
At 19, while attending Columbia University's creative writing program, she was signed to Perry's Custard Records who released her major label debut Ready on Universal Motown. The LP’s breakout track Place For Us was featured on VH1, The L Word, and KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic.
In the years since Ready, Reni has continued to expand her creative arsenal. She recently collaborated with music app Keezy on a series of performance videos which have been viewed over 40,000 times on Vimeo. She’s opened for The XX, Grace Potter, She & Him, and had her various creative collaborations featured in Paste, NPR, Sundance Film Festival and SXSW Interactive.
Reni can be found performing regularly in New York (both eponymously and with indie rock outfit Shining Mirrors), writing for her eco-blog Zero Waste Rockstar, and fronting retro-pop duo Fever High with bandmates Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne, Ivy) and Anna Nordeen.