LA-based indie-pop artist Carrie Lane's debut EP California Freaks makes it's official release today, June 23rd, just in time for the warm summer months. The tracks streamed exclusively on Nylon yesterday, who called the EP "summer vibes perfection."
"Whether she's scheming up a sexy summer fling ("Florida Keys"), losing herself to tropic-tinged ecstasy ("Drowning"), doting on a lover she can't live without ("If I Can't Be With You"), or finding herself stuck to a love gone wrong (Think About It"), Lane draws from her own romances to seamlessly navigate trials of the heart with an ear tuned to irresistible pop hooks." - Benjamin Lindsay, NYLON
Carrie's second single off the EP, "If I Can't Be With You," made it's debut on Forever21.com. The accompanying music video premiered on Paste Magazine, who dubbed the vocal performance in the track "flawless". Lane recently performed the single at Balcony TV in Los Angeles, and you can watch the performance here.
"I wanted to write something that was truly me, not who people want to perceive me to be," Carrie states. "I wrote this EP from the heart - it's truly all the sides of me being loved and me as a lover... not every song is pretty and not every lyric is nice, but every note is real and every emotion is me."
Carrie will be supporting ROZES at two of her upcoming California dates - July 7th in Los Angeles at The Resident, and July 8th at The Parish @ House of Blues in Anaheim. For tickets and more information, please click here.
In 2016, Carrie Lane made the move to Los Angeles, where she finished writing and recording her debut EP, fittingly penned California Freaks, released on June 23rd, 2017. The first single from the EP, "Drowning", was a hit on Spotify, landing on their coveted New Music Friday and Today's Top Hits playlists. Her most recent single "If I Can't Be With You" made it's debut on Forever21.com. The dramatically-written love song also caught the attention of outlets like Galore Magazine, Zooey Deschanel's HelloGiggles, PopDust and Paste Magazine.
California Freaks is somewhat of a diary for Carrie Lane, full of songs about love and unbearable heartbreak, all written from personal experiences. It's no question that Carrie stands out as one of the most real, relatable pop acts in a market that's extremely saturated - there's a song for every kind of person on the EP.
Carrie is already back in the studio, writing and recording new music.
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