As a Veteran of the armed forces, and long time Defender of the country. Quality and discipline are the guides of my ambitions for success. Currently living in North Carolina, Terry Lane is expressing himself through music and really making moves throughout the industry. He recently dropped the music video for his latest track “Hit Single” so he gave me a second of his time for a dope interview! Check it out.
How has living in NC, and serving the armed forces shape you into the artist you are today?
Serving as a Veteran of the armed forces, defending my country has taught me the values of Freedom, high standards, and discipline. They have been my guides of ambitions for success. Currently living in North Carolina, I am actively pursuing the best that my talents have to offer! I feel like being in the south is where the essence of my music comes from. I’m originally raised in Columbus, Georgia today I want to make North Carolina my new home! I want to be a productive contribution to being here. Music has an effect in almost every fabric of our lives. I aspire, to inspire, and spread love, liberty, and happiness to all with my soulful song.
You’re currently promoting “Hit Single.” What makes this song/video special to you”?
This song is special because it was a different type of feel when it came to R&B music. The name alone just says it all. On June 22nd, 2018, I got an email that this song was nominated in the best new artist category for the Grammys and even though I didn’t make it to the final nomination, just being nominated was a blessing.
How did the track come about?
I want to have a double meaning in my music without always being so sexually explicit. To tell a story that extends the binds of the cultural norm with a deeper message within. Hit single is just what that does two bodies, two minds, becoming one! Singular that’s hit single.
RESPECT.: When did you know you wanted to be an R&B artist? What do you enjoy about it?
I have been singing as far back as I can remember. I remember the first time hearing Michael JACKSON, and also hearing my dad sing. Singing was always a way to relax, as an outlet for emotional expression. I also knew in school all the ladies loved a dude who can sing, so that made it even easier for me to connect with them. Woman loved to hear me sing.
RESPECT.: Musically, what has been your biggest highlight in 2019?
I haven’t really been in the media since the release of my album Addiction. I would say the biggest highlight in 2019 was working with Ruby Recordings. Our publicity partnership has provided me the freedom, and ability to focus on my music development..
RESPECT.: How have you grown since releasing your album ‘Addiction’?
Since the release of my album Addiction, I have grown as a man in so many ways.
It took me 5 years to finish my first album because of the military, and not knowing the direction to go musically. Life is such a journey and it has shown me so much growth.
RESPECT.:What’s next for you? What can we look out for?
I’m working on my second album in which I will showcase more range and flexibility within my music. I don’t have a name for it yet, but stay tuned the best of Terry Lane is soon to come. Songs from 1-10 will tell a story.
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