Anita Louise Lane AKA Anita Lane was an Australian singer-songwriter who was a member of The Bad Seeds for a short time and worked with both Nick Cave and Mick Harvey. She was born on 18th March 1960 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
At the age of 61, one of the Bad Seeds’ most memorable songs passed away. Lane’s death has been confirmed by Rolling Stone, but the cause and date of death have yet to be revealed.
She was 61 years old.
Lane wrote dark, luscious chamber pop as a solo artist who owed a debt to Burt Bacharach and Serge Gainsbourg. Her light, airy falsetto had a way of cutting through the arrangements of collaborator Mick Harvey.
She had a talent for writing the creepy and morbid lyrics that were the calling cards of Cave’s early work as a lyricist with the Birthday Party and the Bad Seeds. Some of the Bad Seeds songs Lane co-wrote, such as “From Her to Eternity” and “Stranger Than Kindness,” are still performed by Cave.
Mick Harvey recorded Lane’s two full-length albums, Dirty Pearl in 1993 and S*x O’Clock in 2001, after working with him in the Bad Seeds. Lane continued to work on Bad Seeds albums until 1995’s Murder Ballads.
Who Is Anita Lane’s Husband?
Lane and Nick Cave had a personal and professional relationship from 1977 to 1983 when they split up as a couple but continued to collaborate professionally until the 1990s. Lane became friends with Nicolas Rothwell, an Australian journalist, and blogger.