21-year-old Reni Lane, whose edgy beauty belies her geekier side, is about to turn some heads in the music scene.
Tall and radiant, Reni’s charisma attracts the young, not so young, and apparently, legendary photographers. True story: Reni Lane goes to see a Verve concert. Wanting to soak up the magnificence that is The Verve from center stage, Reni bypasses her seat and cozies up into the front row. Turns out the seat belongs to Mick Rock, who, upon seeing Reni, has a quick jolt of Deja Vu: Reni reminded him of a young David Bowie on the Ziggy Stardust tour. The two immediately hit it off, Mick offers to photograph Reni, and the rest is rock history.
In 2007, she played the famous Melkweg in Amsterdam with her band. Upon returning to the states, Reni was officially “discovered” by MTV talent executives and featured in their First Ladies of Rock campaign, sponsored by Virgin Mobile. Still a full-time student at Columbia — maybe NYLON Magazine said it best when they wrote, “Some people seem to exist just to make the rest of us look like slackers. Reni Lane is one of them.”
Reni Lane’s Ready is out soon on Custard / Universal Motown. Stream the first single, “Place For Us” on her MySpace.