Chanson/ Pop/ Rock, Glarus
– A Belgian mother, a Swiss father and a multicultural home; Lanik grew up in a colorful mix of languages. On the annual vacation trip to France and...Read Biography
A Belgian mother, a Swiss father and a multicultural home; Lanik grew up in a colorful mix of languages. On the annual vacation trip to France and Belgium, the whole family used to listen to French chansons. Edith Piaf, Joe Dassin, Alain Souchon and Marie Myriam were part of Lanik's childhood - Patricia Kaas and Zaz joined in later. Driven by curiosity about all kinds of musical genres, Lanik finally found her way into pop, gospel, jazz, chanson, blues and soul. Her desire to learn about foreign cultures took her to West Africa for three years where she discovered a whole new level of rhythmic freedom.
In 2019, she launched her solo career and released her first album "Little Girl" two years later. In this album, she put her musical skills to the test singing thirteen compositions of her own in three different languages, much like Stephan Eicher in his 2nd album. Her style has been described as acoustic mix of jazz, soul and pop flavored with chanson française.
The woman with the hat captivates with her versatile voice; sometimes warm and gentle, then powerful and clear, she touches the listener and lures them into her world.
The current training sessions with Grammy-nominated percussionist Tupac Mantilla are resparking Lanik’s passion for rhythm. She is evolving and reinventing herself, never feeling the restriction to holding onto past work. If Lanik was a song, then it would probably be "Love is..." (by Namika and Zaz).