LANY: gg bb xx tour with Salem Ilese
When any great band reaches a new point of greatness in their career, they reflect upon the journey that’s led them to that moment. American alt-pop trio LANY started in 2015, when Paul Klein, Jake Goss and Les Priest escaped their humble upbringings for LA, creating a band from the remnants of their own musical projects. Together, they crafted lyrically meticulous anthems with big, pristine soundscapes behind them; songs about love, heartbreak and living that felt world-spanning.
Signing to Polydor in 2015, their self-titled debut album arrived two years later, causing an international fan base that had been brewing for a few years to burst to the fore.
Whilst the majority of the band’s first two records were written in LA, their third was originally born in Nashville.
The arrival of Mama’s Boy spells the beginning of a new chapter in the life of LANY. One that’s always been inside of them, keen to be set free. How they got there, though, rested on looking back to the past. “There was only one person in the world I cared about hearing Malibu Nights,” Paul Jason Klein says. “Now, there’s not one person in the world I don’t want to hear Mama’s Boy.” That pouring of everything they have into 14 tracks about where they’re from and what they’re about, glows like a sunset over a southern sky.
Finally, LANY are home.