The best kind of song is familiar and illuminating all at once, and if you’re lucky, its creator is too. Such is the case with Reni Lane, the 21-year-old whose edgy beauty belies her geekier side.
A campus figure at Columbia University, this classically trained artist extraordinaire is ready to turn heads in the music scene – while finishing her homework first. Reni’s musical experience began at 7 years old with a Casio toy piano bought from a yard sale, but her natural ability quickly became apparent. At the age of 18, Reni moved to Manhattan and found her way to the Sidewalk Cafe, a breeding ground for other songsters such as Nellie McKay, Regina Spektor, and Beck.
Reni Lane’s single “Place For Us”: