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Janelane is the project of Los Angeles-born singer and songwriter, Sophie Negrini. Her contrasting blend of pop hooks and shimmery guitars with profound, melancholic lyrics is romantic, nostalgic, and incredibly addictive. Negrini began writing songs at age 12, and credits the hundreds of hours spent daydreaming and listening to the likes of The Beatles, Big Star, Todd Rundgren, The Carpenters, and the Monkees, for the sunny yet bittersweet feel in her songwriting. Her bedroom undertones and affinity for intricate harmonies are heavily influenced by Dear Nora, that dog., and Mirah. Peaches and Cream, Janelane’s first official EP, was released on Bandcamp and cassette via Danger Collective Records in 2015.
After a 3 year stint touring across Europe, Japan, and America playing lead guitar in the punk rock band, Peach Kelli Pop, Negrini shifted her focus to Janelane completely, and began recording a plethora of new music. In April 2020, she released the moody, black and white music video for the ballad, “14 Days”. The colorful, cartoon-esque video (think banana phones, fake tears, and bunny ears) for “Flowers from Athens”, was released in October 2020. “Celebrity Crush”, released in March 2021, is the first Janelane single ever released on a vinyl record, as well as Janelane’s first release with Canadian label, Kingfisher Bluez.
"Goodbye to Heartache", released in August of 2021, is the first single off of Janelane's newest EP to be released this winter.