Singer-Songwriter Lane Simkins Releases Emotive Single "Wretch"
We’ll always support Lane Simkins. Last year, he came to us with his single “Fooled,” a gentle, rolling acoustic track. Months later, he returned with the cathartic composition “Cycles.” Now, the Jersey-based singer-songwriter is back again with his latest release, “Wretch.”
Hearing firsthand the evolution of Lane’s musicality has been something special — he was so young when we got to know his early releases, and he still is, so he’s in that prime range of experimenting with his sound and honing the details that make sense for him as an artist. With “Wretch,” Lane maintains his acoustic-cutie style, but things are heavier here. There’s a supremely powerful piano component that makes the whole arrangement sparkle but even before we get to it, the track opens on a warbling synth trill as Lane’s instrumentation pumps frantically beneath his nervous vocals. “Wretch” is gone far too soon, moving along steadily within a twinkling soundscape steeped in Lane’s signature emotion.