Rileyy Lanez is a 19-year-old R&B singer who was born and raised in the Bronx, New York City. Lanez has been singing her whole life but decided to pursue her music career seriously about two years ago. In May of 2019, she released her first single “I’m Leaving,” which gained 16M streams along with the music video that has 7M+ views on YouTube. Rileyy also landed the opportunity to work with Lil Tjay on his album and was featured on the “Post To Be” track, she describes the feature on his record as an honor as well as it being a pleasant experience performing the song with him.
Lanez draws her inspirations from legendary songstresses such as Alicia Keys, Lauryn Hill, and Aretha Franklin. To further connect with her audience, she has created a vlog series on her YouTube channel entitled “Lanez Life.” In the first episode, she shares her first press release shoot and even a small snippet of her working with the Producer, Dru, and Lanez describes him as being a dope producer and loves his melodic producing style.
Rileyy’s new single “Left 4 Me” was written by her and producer by the producer’s Click N Press, who has worked with music acts such as Dreamville and Queen Naija. Lanez describes this single as how one can feel alone and becomes fed up with the growing imbalances in a relationship. She further discusses the meaning behind the track and where she was in her life when creating this song.
“‘Left 4 Me’ is about a time I was so busy dwelling on the person I was with and making their mind up instead of focusing on me. Writing the song was a lesson in disguise – instead of dwelling on something I can’t have, it taught me to focus on all the things I do have and that’s myself, my career, happiness, freedom etc. The video shows that shift, I’m literally in the street dancing with my girls, releasing the hurt, being free, and moving on.”
Though Rileyy Lanez is new to the industry, she is adding a sense of authenticity and rawness through her music and lyrics. She takes bits and pieces from everyday life and can create timeless music. Stay tuned for more from Rileyy Lanez and listen to her new single “Let 4 Me”.