Philadelphia-based indie folk singer-songwriter Lane Simkins just dropped his brand new single “Leave”, a must-listen to love song you’ll surely want to add to all your cooler weather playlists. (Listening links included below.) “Leave” is the type of song that makes you want to grab a hot beverage (coffee or chai?) and snuggle up with that special someone (or, *think* about that special someone) by a toasty fire. The more I listen to the track the more I’m attached to it. Don’t be surprised if you catch yourself looping the song like I did (and swaying to it as you type). The comforting strings and soft keys will soothe your soul, and Lane’s pure voice comes across as nothing short of angelic. I never did believe adults who said young people weren’t capable of understanding real love. Lane is musical proof. At the early age of eighteen, Lane emanates so much tender emotion in “Leave” that it’s quite clear he does. And what a wonderful thing love is. (*sigh*)

“Leave” is just one of three brand new singles Lane will be releasing over the next few months. (Yes, we are stoked!) MMM has committed to a full interview with Lane in the coming months, but we had a chance to catch up with him briefly to get his take on “Leave” and learn a little bit more about him.

Here’s what he had to say:

Lane: I was born and raised in Southern New Jersey, and I didn’t have an interest in songwriting or music at all until I was about 10 years old. Now, I’m 18 and I’ve been focusing on finding a new sound to call my own. For me, “Leave” is a step in the right direction of that sound/artistry I aim to create.

This track is about those who have fallen in love so deeply that they’re trying to hold on to every minute they possibly can with that person before they leave. “Leave” tells a true story, and it’s my hope that listeners will hear it and relate to it clearly.

“Leave” was completely self-produced. A good friend of mine, Josh Bonanno, mixed the project.

I’ll also be releasing two other brand new singles over the next few months, so keep an eye and ear out for those as well.

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