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LANY’S lead singer Paul Klein says, “i hope i live forever. but if i died tomorrow, i’d wanna be remembered for writing these 9 songs. ‘malibu nights’ is officially out for the entire world. i love you x”
After the success of their gorgeous debut album, LANY, last year, Malibu Nights feels shorter (only 8 songs) and even more poetic. Many of the lyrics are melancholy but in a somewhat cathartic and insightful way. “Let Me Know” is an ode to love that makes you drop everything and always say yes. Klein croons, “let me know if there’s something I can do to fix it, let me know if you ever change your mind, I can promise you I’ll be waiting.” While “Run” portrays the often dark place people end up in after a breakup accompanied by a slight hip-hop back-beat (something different than we’re used to hearing from the pop-centric band.)
“Valentine’s Day”, “Malibu Nights”, and “Thru These Tears” were absolutely fueled by real heartbreak Klein experienced at the end of last year and at the beginning of 2018. Each record pulls at the heartstrings through never ending lyrical soundscapes that echo in your head for days to come. On writing the album, Klein says, “I lifted my head up for the first time in 50 days and I was like, ‘Holy sh*t, we just wrote album two…I think that morning I woke up and my heart for the first time didn’t hurt worse than it did the day before.”
If you’ve never heard of LANY before and want to know what kind of music they are pumping out into the world…it’s this.