Acclaimed pop star Lily Lane returns with new Queen of Hearts EP
Lily Lane was undoubtedly born to entertain. Originally from Boston, the now Los Angeles based pop artist stems from a musical family, with her older brother being 1/2 of the multi-Grammy nominated duo, Sofi Tukker. Having spent most of her adult years living in New York, Lane studied at the renowned Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU with friends Fletcher, Topaz Jones and Maggie Rogers and after graduating with honors she went on to sign with Wilhelmina Models in the curve division, becoming a champion for body positivity, female & LGBTQ representation. Making a bright entrance to the music scene, her musical endeavors shine, proving there are truly no limits when it comes to both her musical capabilities and growing soundscape.
Feeding introspection, timeless wordplay and soulful vocal energy into her repertoire, Lily Lane is back and unveiling her sophomore EP Queen of Hearts. 5/7 tracks were written with producer Taylor Sparks (Kelsea Ballerini, Azalea Banks) in his Los Angeles studio, and were inspired by Mark Ronson and his ability to put a timeless twist on classic Motown writing. In her sophomore endeavor Lane’s exceptional musicality is brought to life. With hopeful undercurrents flowing throughout each track, she confides what she learned after a devastating heartbreak in 2020, “Sometimes the loves of our lives are our friends or ourselves or our pets. Partners can let you down. They may betray you in the middle of a pandemic out of nowhere after 5 years but that is life and the way I dealt with it is this EP. At the beginning of this project I was so caught up in my grief I thought it would end up a ballad-heavy super depressing downer, but this project turned into hopeful journey full of self love, finding your chosen family, and knowing that love and life won’t always turn out the way you thought but maybe it can be even better.”
Delivering seven soul-infused pop anthems, Lane’s voice calls to mind the grit of Amy Winehouse, the range of Demi Lovato, and the depth of Miley Cyrus. Hit single “Bad” soars with Lane’s reclamation of her inner power, showcasing the energy of owning your villain moments. “He Ain’t Shit” and “How Do You Sleep?” are a gut punch to her former paramour, dripping with soul, sass and scathing one liners. Furthering her musical project, the title track “Queen of Hearts” and “Heartbreak Wine” written with Lane’s best friend Academy Award nominated multi hyphenate Abigail Breslin, consolidate Lane’s truly euphoric sound, as her reverberating vocals rise atop synth-heavy melodies and punching baselines. Lane continues, “The project is my journey from a heartbroken, confused, angry person into this badass bitch who moved herself across the country, made the best work of art of her life, fell in love with herself and her friends and her life and then found romantic love again and it’s even better than I could have imagined.”
The pop artist has performed to sold-out audiences at the House of Blues in Boston along with Big Time Rush, sung for the Knicks at Madison Square Garden, as well as having played at some of New York’s most prestigious venues including Irving Plaza, The Bitter End and Gramercy Theater. Lane has had a lot of success in the sync space landing placements with the likes of Pretty Little Liars, “Get Organized with The Home Edit!” on Netflix and numerous makeup advertisements. Racking up streaming numbers in the millions and garnering rave reviews from the likes of NYLON, Just Jared JR, Earmilk and Perez Hilton, Lily Lane is set to absolutely skyrocket in success this year.