Lani Renaldo Brings Back Vulnerable Memories Of Being “Nineteen”

Multi-talented Lani Renaldo is an eclectic singer/songwriter from Los Angeles, California. A multi-instrumentalist, Lani Renaldo is no stranger to the spotlight. She performed with Alessia Cara at the AMA’s and opened for Halsey at The Shrine. Lani Renaldo’s hit track “Malibu” has over 5 Million streams and topped Spotify’s Global 50 chart! Currently working on her much anticipated EP “Fake Happy”, Lani Renaldo is an artist to lookout for!

Lani’s newest track “Nineteen” is the lead track on her upcoming, self-produced EP and we can’t get enough! “Nineteen” gives us a retrospective, yet oddly familiar, look at what it’s like to chase unattainable love at 19 years old. Vulnerability runs deep through Lani’s expert lyricism and delivery. Her unique vocals mesmerize the listener throughout. “You should know better, don’t be naive” is a brilliant lyric repeated in the chorus. It’s true that hind-sight is 20/20 and that includes our teenage mistakes. We all remember being 19 and vulnerable and “in love” with the wrong person. Lani Renaldo knows how to connect with her fans by empathizing and making her music relatable. Overall, “Nineteen” is a catchy mainstream hit and we can’t wait to see more from Lani Reneldo!

Check out “Nineteen” here! Keep scrolling for our exclusive interview with Lani!

Hi Lani! Tell us about what you’ve been up to!?

Hey! I’ve been away for about 2 years but so much has changed. I’ve been making a lot of music, I started producing for other artists, I graduated from college and got a real, adult job. Most importantly, I got a dog and have been learning how to puppy-parent. I finally got the courage to start releasing music again that I think and hope will resonate with people. 

What does “Nineteen” mean to you?

"Nineteen" originally started as a song that was an attempt at me being honest in my writing. I was told when working on this EP that the best songs are the ones that make you uncomfortable. This song is definitely a slight source of that for me. The more I played it for people, the more they asked if it was about me and it takes me back to being young and having new experiences with love and relationships. 

What do you want your listeners to take away from “Nineteen”?

Regardless of where you are in life or who you’re dating, we’ve all been young and made mistakes. Whether it was chasing after the wrong person or coming on too strong - those mistakes are okay and completely normal to make. I want people to know that those situations ultimately help you grow and learn how to be better in your relationships. 

Who are your biggest musical influences? Why?

I think Stevie Wonder is a must. I love Fleetwood Mac. I think I’ve become more open and receptive to a lot of genres. I’m really influenced by this new wave of hip hop and love people like Juice Wrld and Post Malone. I think that Stevie Wonder and Fleetwood Mac are no brainers because of their lyricism and ability to push musical envelopes. I‘m into Juice Wrld and Posty because they relate to people of all ages on a global level and I’m really inspired to do that with my music. 

What overall theme can we expect from your new EP “Fake Happy”?

You can expect sad bangers, some rock vibes, some R&B vibes and an explanation of growing up through the past couple years of my life. 

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