“It is still hard to process what exactly is happening,” says emerging indie-pop artist Lanie Gardner. In October 2020, Gardner posted a cover video of “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac, amassing over 52 million views and gaining the singer over one million new social media followers. Discovered, and now managed, by Kevin Jonas, Sr. of Jonas Group Entertainment, Gardner is gaining mega-star attention from the likes of Fleetwood Mac’s Mick Fleetwood, Ryan Tedder, and Kevin and Joe Jonas. Following Gardner’s viral cover video, David Guetta selected Gardner to feature on his rendition of “Dreams” with Morten, which earned over one million Spotify streams in the first 72 hours.
Gardner’s passion for music was passed down by her grandfather, who also dreamed of becoming an artist. Gardner began singing at the age of 4, and writing songs by 12 years old. Boasting a cool-kid sound mixing her Classic Rock and Country roots, her laid-back, goofy, and magnetic personality is quickly captivating audiences. Now signed to Republic Records, Gardner shares, “Everything is happening so fast. It’s definitely intense, but I’m down for the ride. I’ve waited my whole life for it.”