LANY (pronounced “Lay-nee”), the Los Angeles-based trio comprised of Paul Klein, Les Priest and Jake Goss, crafts alternative melodic music with an R&B spirit. Releasing their first set of songs in 2014 with no social following, fans, or even photos, their take on progressive alt-pop immediately caught the attention of audiences, and within weeks their play counts were leaping exponentially.
The band’s debut album, LANY, peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart, with singles “ILYSB” and “Super Far” reaching 100+ million streams each. In 2017 alone, the group racked up nearly 300 million streams on Spotify and played more than 135 live shows across 28 countries.
Cut to July 17th, 2018 and after very little time off, LANY released the first single off their sophomore album. The song titled Thru These Tears is a euphoric anthem, and represents a bold step forward for the band, an arresting union of indelible hooks and raw emotion. The track was the pillar around which frontman Paul crafted the group’s new record. “It’s devastating but also really hopeful and optimistic,” he says.
The news followed an already massive year for the group, as they embarked on more North American headline shows, supplemented by a round of appearances playing Main Stage at all the major U.S. festivals (incl Coachella), and they continued to break their own ticket sales records traveling for a month in Australasia. Their Governor’s Ball set back in the US was met with high praise by Rolling Stone, crowning the group “The Best Stage Presence,” and lauding LANY’s star power as “out-of-this-world.”
This first phase of album two is the definitive statement of a band with a clear vision, who are starting to match their songs with the grand ambition in their minds.
LANY are primed for a thrilling and dramatic second act.