The Australian music industry was shocked and surprised yesterday when beloved singer/songwriter, Lanie Lane, issued a statement declaring her “indefinite departure’ from recording and touring.
‘The uprooted-ness of the rock’n’roll lifestyle is no longer for me and the ambition (which I believe is a pre-requisite to success in the music industry) of cultivating fame or attention has completely left me now. At times, I have found the constant pressure that a touring & recording artist requires to be accustomed to, unbearable. I utterly respect those who can withstand the pressures of a life constantly on the road and with the expectations for continued success. I personally found myself not liking who I was becoming under stress and difficult circumstances. It felt like a lot of the time I was either depressed or anxious, so I’ve begun to change the circumstances of my life to be back in the flow again’.
The full statement can be found on lanielane.net. We hope to hear from Lanie again in the not-too-distant future, but wish her well for this new journey.