From touring the tri-state area with an award-winning show choir at age ten to working with multi-platinum selling producers, Atlanta’s newest singer/songwriter Lánre is bringing the Usher and Justin Timberlake era of popstar into the new streaming age.
Born and raised in Central New Jersey, Lánre (born Olánrewaju Keyede, December 16, 1992) began his music career at age 10 when he attended a music school and was classically trained in vocal performance. Since then, he’s continued performing in off-broadway musical productions and local festivals in Atlanta since his family moved south during his sophomore year of high school in 2008.
It was in Atlanta that Lánre discovered his songwriting talent and released a 6-track demo under the tutelage of his cousin and mentor, Mike Will Made-it. He was only the ripe old age of 15 years old at the time.
Lánre continued writing and performing his songs around the Atlanta area both during and after he graduated college, where he discovered his personal sound: a mix of RnB, Electronic Dance, and Pop. His artistry promotes a sense of nostalgia akin to the era of pre-streaming pop stars like Michael Jackson, who he frequently lists as a major influence on his music and look. This nostalgia is most apparent in his debut single ‘Ready 4 Luv’ – a pop love-letter response to another one of his influences Whitney Houston’s ‘I Wanna Dance with Somebody’.
Currently working on his debut EP, the buzz for the 27 year old continues to grow with the release of his newest summer single ‘Flyin‘ featuring The Mance. With each release, Lánre goes against the grain of his peers with catchy heartfelt melodies set to his unique, masterful blend of RnB, Electronic Dance and Pop music.
Hot off the release of his second summer smash, ‘Flyin’, rising superstar and Atlanta-native Lánre returns with a new RnB single, ‘OnlyaFan’. Produced by Mombru Music, ‘OnlyaFan‘ is Lánre’s second single from the teased EP project ‘In My Dreams‘ which is coming in late 2020. From the first few seconds of the RnB-inspired track, you get the sense that this is a more vulnerable side of Lánre than what we’re generally accustomed to.
This is the first song where Lánre really unveiled his true emotions for the whole world to see without being disguised by an upbeat hook. This song displays a very real and authentic side, which are generally the songs that do best.