Civilized Creature

Civilized Creature is the musical project of Ryan Lane, a singer/songwriter whose compositions combine folk-textured beats with meditative lyrics. Before joining with the Nehemiah Foundation for Cultural Renewal in the autumn of 2016, Lane released four albums under the Civilized Creature banner, being featured as a Noisetrade “New & Notable” artist on multiple occasions. His discography includes 2014’s Beast of Formalities, 2015’s A New Heart and Permission to Feel, and 2016’s Tales & Tails. Lane also sports an extensive back-catalog under his own name, showing his roots in concept releases.

The greatest strength of the Civilized Creature project lies in its earnestness, which—by remaining playful and accessible—refuses to become overbearing. It’s a unique and heartfelt creative expression, a reminder of our earthly natures, and a centering on the wonder of Christ.

Civilized Creature’s fifth record, Steadfast, was released on February 14, 2017 through Renew the Arts.