The rising R&B star and American hero shares with us in this unique interview about not only protecting his country, but protecting R&B music; a dying genre.
Terry Lane joined the military after the events of 9/11 and is currently serving at Fort Hood, Texas. The need to serve his country became priority to Terry on that horrific day. However, Terry does not limit his duties to his country to his service at Fort Hood. Terry hopes that his music will bring back the old school romance that has missing in the youth. He states, “I just want to inspire change within our demographic. We don’t have to sell drugs, do drugs, and disrespect women. Its ok to love and be loved.”
Q. You have strong lyrics, can you describe your writing process?
A. Its really just a beat, Miss P. (my co-writer/artist), my mentor Dez and myself. All we do is let the track play and whatever vibe hits us, topics come easy with us.
Q. It’s clear that your music inspires, but where do you find inspiration for your music?
A. Life inspires me. Just things I’ve been through and things I’ve seen. Letting my mind go to a place to capture the moment for a song.
Q. We know you have been serving in the military for some time now, what motivated you to join the army and has it been challenging to work on your music career while in the military?
A. 9/11 motivated me and doing something different with my life as far as change and being a productive member of society.
Q. You definitely have diverse tracks, what would you say separates you from other artists?
A. My ability to stay in touch with the street dudes, as well as remain the lover that I am and sing to these ladies.
Q. We are interested to learn about your thoughts regarding the current state of the game/music industry. Can you share some of the main points/thoughts?
A. There are no real R&B singers anymore. All the singers look like rappers, calling women bitches and hoes… Man, its time to return the love back into the music
Q. Music has always had a strong grasp on people. As an artist how would you like to influence individuals and communities?
A. I just want to inspire change within our demographic. We don’t have to sell drugs, do drugs, and disrespect women. Its ok to love and be loved.
Buy Terry Lane’s new “Addiction” album on iTunes.