For Immediate Release:
RENI LANE SET TO RELEASE BRAND NEW EP - PARTY DRUGS - MAY 25
DEBUTS EP WITH VIDEO TEASER
Brooklyn artist Reni Lane is releasing her first EP, Party Drugs, after a 7 year hiatus from her solo career.
Additionally Reni is announcing this release with a teaser video for the title track Party Drugs - a song which explores the longing and extreme vulnerability of a trip gone awry - and B side Buried Alive - an ode to the intensity of new found love.
Recorded live with minimal overdubbing, the Party Drugs EP was co-written and recorded by Reni and composer Nate Heller (Diary of a Teenage Girl) and features 70’s-inspired production combining sultry simplicity with grungy textures.
UNRELEASED FULL EP STREAM: LINK
TEASER VIDEO: LINK (password: party)
1 Party Drugs
2 Buried Alive
3 Sleeping Beauty
4 White Balloon
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. Oh, and 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 made her debut as a visual artist at Bushwick Open Studios in 2014 and recently collaborated with music app Keezy on a series of instructional performance videos which have been viewed over 40,000 times on Vimeo. She’s opened for The XX, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, She & Him, and had her various creative offerings 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. (Fever High's latest EP All Work was recently re-released on Sire Records.)