The singer-songwriter known as Lanre has released his latest and greatest single, titled, “Sweet Brown Eyes,” to uniformly enthusiastic response. The song is a groovy blend of soul, jazz, and rhythm ‘n’ blues, and showcases the remarkable singing talents of this fantastic up-and-coming musician. A track with as much heart as it has romance, “Sweet Brown Eyes” is certain to put Lanre on the entertainment map as an icon of modern soul music once and for all.
Lanre cites as main artistic influences the likes of such legends as R. Kelly, Michael Jackson, Nina Simone, Andrea Boccelli, Bill Withers, Louis Armstrong and (more recently, he notes) Asa. In addition to these, the artist was raised by music-loving parents who exposed him to still other greats. As a result, Lanre grew up in a warm, rhythmic environment full of Bob Marley, Fela, Sade, Ebenezer Obey and King Sunny Ade albums. Intuitively, Lanre’s sound is populated with elements of each of these, perhaps most notably the work of Bill Withers and King Sunny Ade.
“These were my earliest influences in music,” writes the singer. “Since when I was around 8 years old, I would spend considerable amounts of time (and water) in the bathroom singing these songs ’til I got them right. I still sing in the bathroom today.”
Lanre was born in Festac Town of Lagos, Nigeria, and his music has all the gorgeous undertones of the rich culture and popular music of that locale.
“My style of music has a solid foundation in Soul music with fusions of Jazz, R&B and Pop,” Lanre writes. “My first single, ‘Sweet Brown Eyes,’ is a surreptitiously playful expression of the notion that a woman’s feelings and emotions can be read from the look in her eyes.”
“Sweet Brown Eyes” by Lanre is available online worldwide.
Staff Press Release Writer
The single “Sweet Brown Eyes” is distributed globally by MondoTunes (www.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download
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