Brendan Lane is a rising star in the music business. His love of rock ‘n’ roll has brought him on tours across all three continents, and he continues to pursue his enthusiasm for the genre.
Lane’s relationship with music goes deep, and his most recent CD, “One Life,” highlights his abilities as a composer and performer. Lane’s father was a jazz pianist, and he grew up listening to and playing jazz.
The song “One Life” is an uplifting anthem that combines elements of hip-hop and blues rock. It was produced by Chris Jennings and featured musician Quesmark helped bring the song to life. The song inspires listeners to rise beyond previous traumas and negativity.
Lane’s contagious enthusiasm for music shines through in every note, and his desire to share his music with as many people as possible is evident in his recent tour along the east coast with his band, Brendan Lane and the Sugar Packets. Every note reflects Lane’s desire to share his music with as many people as possible.
His ability to connect with audiences and communicate his enthusiasm for the music he is playing is a defining characteristic of Lane’s live performances. He has performed on stage alongside a wide variety of other performers, and as a result, he has gained a more profound comprehension of what it means to be a musician as a result of these experiences.
Lane’s commitment to his craft is unwavering, regardless of whether he is performing for new audiences while on tour or working on new music in the studio. The song “One Life” is just the most recent illustration of Lane’s talent as a performer and songwriter, and it is certain to leave listeners feeling motivated and encouraged.
Lane is making a name for himself as a musician who is unafraid to push the boundaries of genre and style with his distinctive mix of rock ‘n’ roll, hip-hop, and blues. He does this by blending all three styles together.
There is no doubt that Brendan Lane will continue to make an impact in the music industry and inspire audiences all over the world as he continues to tour and create new music.
How long have you been making music and what attracted you to it?
I began my interest in music almost from birth. My father is a phenomenal jazz pianist and teacher, so he had me in music classes and playing along to songs since I was three years old. As I got older, I found the guitar and rock’n’roll which gave me my own identity at home; but I always had my first music teacher at home to help me whenever I needed it.
What were your first project and the people you worked with and which year?
I had a few projects early on in high school, one of note was with the pop duo, Gianni &Kyle, we wrote a song called “Sweatshirt” and it was a great song. After that, I focused on improving my own writing and playing.
In 2018 I recorded my first official single, “For You”, with producer, Stephen Antonelli, and my longtime music collaborator, Mike Ware. It’s a really beautiful song that means a lot to me even today, I can tell it resonates with people.
Who or what inspires you or motivates you? And why?
I pull a lot of inspiration from the environment around me. I have been performing on cruise ships for the last six years; I am constantly immersed in, not only other cultures, but the lives of other human beings who have joys, sorrows, stresses, and relations unique to them.
It provides an amazing perspective I don’t think you’d get anywhere else. Additionally, I use songwriting as a way to cope with my own joys, sorrows, stresses, and relations. Musicians like John Mayer, The Beatles, Prince, and Stevie Wonder inspire my music from a student level.
What are your friends’ and parents’ thoughts on your career in singing?
As I said before, Musicians were in the house constantly as a child so the possibility of being able to do this for a living, a comfortable living at that, was on display. As for my friends, they have been the most supportive fans since day 1.
I can always count on them to provide honest feedback on a new song, to be front row at any concert, and to give me a ride to a recording session or photo shoot. My greatest and the friend/fan I am most proud of is my younger brother, Brian. He has been my biggest cheerleader since I started playing live professionally.
What are some of the challenges you face in your career path?
I mean being an artist comes with a list of stereotypical challenges from imposter syndrome to a lack of financial stability. I have found, though, the most frustrating and challenging aspect of this career has been preserving my own artistic freedom, and staying true to myself and my values.
I feel there’s always constant noise to sound like this or to write like that, or not to include this lyric, etc. I can get overwhelmed and certainly feed into the stereotype challenges I mentioned earlier. That’s what “One Life” is really all about; the line “Stay true to you and run your rack” was a reminder to myself to follow my intuition and my heart.
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
Yea I mean it has impacted everything, the music business is no exception. Everything from Napster and getting music in the ears of the masses for free, to destroying many of the barriers to entry in their business.
Everyone can put their song out now which is both good and bad. It’s flooded the marketplace and can drown some incredible songwriters in the noise while some of the goofiest “artists” float to the top and get noticed.
Do you have any advice for aspiring songwriters?
Do not stop! Write a bad song every day. Do not stop asking questions because the answers are out there.
What is your current project about?
“One Life” is a song about determination. Many of us face traumas and struggles that we are born into, or are passed down from previous generations. We have no control over the situation we find ourselves in, but we can control how we react to it.
Are you gonna let it wear you down? Are you gonna roll over and let it kill you? Or are you gonna use the life you’re given and write your own story for the better?
What does this song mean to you?
This is a reminder to myself not to let my internal demons overwhelm me. On top of the meaning of the song, the song reminds me of the recording and writing process with my friends Chris, Quesmark, and Larry. We worked for about 50 hours straight to uncover the song as it stands today. So there’s that positive memory it brings too.
What are your hobbies?
I love to read and play basketball. I look at hobbies as just things I do in between playing the guitar. I love watching movies, I love stories that make you feel and think and pull you out of your own world and place you somewhere else. It’s a great way for my brain to take a break. Then I pick up the guitar again with a fresh mind.
What do you do aside from this profession?
Well, nothing really. This is it. It takes everything I’ve got, time, resources, and energy to keep moving forward. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
What is one message you would give to your fans?
You got one life, it’s yours to waste.