LReneeShes jazz, shes soul she R&B shes hip-hop and shes alternative, shes LRenee and shes got a special song just for you. LRenee (pronounced el-reh-nah); has always had the gift of music. Her name transliterated is Special Song which inspired the debut album title release.
With much local success, LRenee has been able to start her own label with her starring as the labels premier artist. As time past, LRenee wanted a second opportunity to expose her talent to her fans hence the sophomore album 2^nd chances. In collaboration with BLACK S.O.C.S.Ent., LRenee productions have brought together another eclectic collage of musical serenity. Influenced by artists Dwele, Sade, Take 6, Chaka Khan, Lauryn Hill, & more- its no wonder how she has built such strong fan base. Many listeners testify that her music is like a breath of fresh air. When LRenee signs theres passion, theres soul, theres something that soothes and makes you want to holla at the same time.
L'Renee has worked with Anthony Hamilton, Anthony David, Musiq Soul Child, Eric Roberson, Jaquar Wright, Dwele, Conya Doss, Alison Crockett, Tony Ozier, Monica Blaire, Necco Redd, DJ Genesis, Penny Wells, Frank McComb, Gordon Chambers, Peter Hadar, Russell Taylor, Maya Azucensa, Maysa from Incognito,Kloud 9, Phil Perry, Rahssaun Patterson, Yalonda Johnson, Slum Village and DJ Des, Nick Speed, Naughty by Nature, Impromp2, Destinys Child, 112, Jagged Edge, The Clipse, Stephanie Mills, Tremaine Hawkins, he Mary Jane Girls, Big Tone, 87 and more.
Pure zeal is exhibited in every soulful word LRenee sings. Through her lyrics and soul-stirring, energetic delivery, she creates a true euphoric experience filled with the pain of losing, highs of discovering a new love and every emotion in between. LRenee is definitely a special song that deserves a second chance to steal your musical heart.
How did it feel to hear your song played all over the airwaves?
L'Renee: OMG! I was magical...tears came to my eyes and I had a permanent smile on my face!
Did you have any pre-conceived ideas about the music industry?
L'Renee: No. So the sky is the limit!
Do you write your own songs?
L'Renee: Yes. I write most of them. I have done songs that others have written and released it on my project "2nd Chances" though. My inspiration is the ups and downs of being in intimate relationships. I'm a hopeless romantic and find that I am obsessed with being in and out of love.
What music/artists do you listen to when you are not playing your own?
L'Renee: Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Earth Wind and Fire, Jill Scott, Sade, The Cranberries, John Mayer, etc
What's next? Tour/Album/Single?
L'Renee: I'm releasing three albums this year: "Europe", "L'Renee's Christmas", and "Jazzy- A compilation of Jazz Standards sung by L'Renee"
Was there a moment you contemplated throwing in the towel?
L'Renee: All the time. Then I get over myself and keep moving forward.
Do you prefer performing live or recording?
L'Renee: Performing live is always preferred because you get the feed off the energy of the audience. The drawback is that there is no time to perfect an out of tune note or change a riff so its a catch 22.
What/who was your inspiration to go into the music industry?
L'Renee: My father. He was a musician as I was growing up and fell astray, so I feel that by me pursuing it, I am lighthing and carrying the torch.
What is the biggest challenge you have faced along the way to your musical success?
L'Renee: Being told I'm not someone else enough to be successful (ie. too dark, too fat, too pretty, sing too well, etc) I decided to forget what they were saying the release my own music. It is a tough business, but my fan base if growing and I will soon be touring the Mid-West as a result.
What's a typical day like?
L'Renee: 12-9am day job, 9-2pm L'Renee Musique Inc., 2pm-5pm my family intermingled with landlording and being a daughter and sister to my immediate family.
What has been your favorite part of becoming a music artist?
L'Renee: Making others feel that they are not alone in their feelings of love and love lost.
If you could collaborate with another artist, who would it be?
L'Renee: John Legend or D'Angelo
Are you single? What do you look for in a partner?
L'Renee: I am not married, but I am in a long term relationship. I look for someone who supports me and is interested in my happiness over their own.
Do you have a website fans can visit?
Can you tell us 5 things required for a happy healthy & enjoyable life?
L'Renee: Love your self. Love others. Forgive. Don't Forget. Think before you speak/act. Live in the moment. It's AMAZING!
What message would you like to say to your fans?
L'Renee: I love you! Hear my voice. Remember the name. Spread the word. Buy the music.
What is the story behind the bands name?
L'Renee: L'Renee is a combination of my first and middle names: Lori Renee. It was what inspired the title of my first project "Special Song" 2006 which is the direct translation of my name.
60 Second Quiz
Full Name: Lori Renee Hollins
Nickname(s): L's, L'Buggie
Star Sign: Pisces
Music Talent: Voice
Favorite Food: Salmon
Favorite Film: The Pursuit of Happiness
Favorite Actor: Ben Stiller
Describe yourself in 3 words: Sexy, Simple, Silly
Best Feature: Eyes
Worst Feature: Boobs
Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Ben Stiller
Hobbies/Interests: Music, Reading, and Laughing
First Job: Hair Stylist
Are you a Pub, Bar or Club kind: Pub
What Can You Never Leave Home Without: My cell phone
What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning: Mmmm that felt good