“I’ve always fallen head first into any relationship,” begins LANY frontman Paul Klein,
discussing the emotions that fuel LANY’s passionate, hazy and enthralling debut album. “I
only know two speeds: 0 and 100.”
The topic of accelerating from 0 to 100 might just as easily be applied to his band’s
extraordinary rise. When Klein and bandmates Les Priest and Jake Goss put their first song
online in 2014 they had no social followers, no fans and no photos; within weeks their
play counts were leaping up exponentially, and their take on modern alternative-pop was
building up a steady following.
By the time LANY formally released the first in a series of EPs the band had established
their own lane on music’s crowded highway. Billboard praised the group’s “lush, luxuriant”
alternative sound when ‘I Loved You’ dropped; by 2016, and the release of Where The
Hell Are My Friends, The Line Of Best Fit were praising LANY’s music for its “swooning
melange of gilded vocals, spidery riffs, and dusky synths”.
Much of the music that propelled them to multi-million-stream success was recorded out
of aux sockets. “It was very do it yourself,” Klein smiles. “We were led by conviction and
instinct — writing and recording simultaneously. We didn't demo anything. We had zero
followers on Twitter, SoundCloud or Instagram. We just decided: let's make a band, stick
the music online ourselves, and see what happens.”
Flashforward to the summer of 2017 and the band have now finished a debut album
whose recording — vocals and instruments captured through smartphone apps, songs
recorded as they were written then pulled together on antiquated old PC software —
reflects the spontaneity and impulsiveness of the love stories bursting out of every song.
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