The Australian music industry was shocked and surprised today 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 http://www.lanielane.net. We hope to hear from Lanie again in the not-too-distant future, but wish her all the best for this new journey.