Nikki Lane turns the vulnerable singer-songwriter stereotype on its ear, crafting songs that crucify ex-boyfriends and have no problem with one-night stands as long as she can bolt town right after. Her cooing-yet-brutal vocals are a perfect fit with an aching, mournful guitar. Her not-yet-released debut album, entitled All Or Nothin’ (New West Records) is one of the most anticipated of 2014 and was produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys.
Says Lane, “My songs always paint a pretty clear picture of what’s been going on in my life, so this is one moody record. There’s lots of talk of misbehaving and moving on.” The result is an album that pouts and teases whip-smart revenge tactics, over-you sentiments, and sultry discontent, all while maintaining a sense of self — strong and in control.