New Music Monday Featuring Laine Lonero
Thank you for talking with us Lanie! Where did you grow up and how has that influenced your style of music? I grew up in Louisiana and they listen to every type music imaginable here. New Orleans is famous for Jazz and Blues. One of my favorite songs to sing is “At Last” by Etta James and it was actually one of the first songs I sang live with a full band when I was 11. Another one is “House of the Rising Sun.” I love all types of music from Country to Hip-Hop because I have been exposed to so many styles where I live. I try to keep a wide variety of styles in my sets when I play gigs.
If you could have penned a song in any genre, what would it have been? I love anything by Noah Cyrus, but I definitely love the song “July.” That could change tomorrow though. Lol!
You recently released your new single, “No Sweat.” Tell us about the writing process and where the idea came from. This song actually represents how I look at relationships these days -the mentality of the disposable, non-committal style of dating due to social media. It seems that people have access to everyone on social media and there is no loyalty. I tell people that I should have come on to this earth sooner because I am just not that person. It’s definitely what you would call a “girl power” song. I want girls to stand up for themselves and recognize their worth.
This song was co-written with David Spencer and Matt McVaney. I have worked on other projects with David and he is so much fun to work with. He really pushes me to do my best work.
How has the last year been for you? What were your highlights? To tell the truth, this year has been a little weird. Being that I was a junior in high school when Covid hit, going into my senior year we had to miss out on some things that I had looked forward to during my school years. Even now we are not having dances or certain traditions at school. I am thankful that my family has remained well during this pandemic, though. My mom was also diagnosed with breast cancer right at the start of Covid. They did catch it early and she is a trooper, and as soon as she finished her treatment we got started up again on the planning of the release. I could not do any of this without her and I am so thankful that she is doing well.
What was the best piece of advice you’ve been given about pursuing a career in music? It was actually to do with finding a manager. I was told when choosing a manager think of it as if you are marrying them. Could you live with this person for the rest of your life? I have used this many times and it actually saved me because it really makes me think before making a decision.
What is the one food that most people seem to like, but you cannot stand to eat? Well, in Louisiana everybody gets excited about crawfish boils…and I cannot stand them! I just don’t think all that peeling and mess is worth it.
What’s your favorite fast food chain? I love going to Sonic. I like the mozzarella sticks and a cherry lime-aid. It’s kind of my treat after dance team practice. I know it’s horrible for me, but I can’t resist!
If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals living or dead, who would they be? I would say my grandparents. I am lucky enough to have three of them still with me. I would love to have a dinner with my Granny & Paw Paw, my Gram, and my GG who passed away. I did not know any of my other grandparents, but it would be great if they could join us as well.
Where is your favorite place to eat in your hometown? A little place called Green Leaf Thai - I love their Cashew Chicken!
If you could be sponsored by one food/drink brand who would it be and why? A Boba tea company. I crave Honey Dew Boba Tea. I would love to have a lifetime supply of it at my disposal
Born and raised in The Pelican state of Louisiana, singer-songwriter Laine Lonero earned accolades for her performances in musical theater and opera from an early age. She penned her first song at 13 and went on to win a song-writing contest in Nashville. In 2016, Laine was featured on 4 Kidzbop CD's and has continued to write and perform throughout her home state and in Nashville, Tennessee. Her newest single, No Sweat, is scheduled to impact country radio on September 18th. Talented and driven, Laine displays her potential as a trendsetter in Gen Z pop country music with relatable lyrics and powerhouse vocals. Proficient on guitar and piano, Laine is paving her way to a successful career in the music industry. In addition to music, Laine actively volunteers for local charities and participates in theater, dance team, and the student council with her high school.