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Music Review-Band breaks tradition for hit new album

Maddy Remington
campus editor

Photos courtesy Interscope Records
Third times is a charm for the LA-based group LANY. The group took risks by leaving the comfort zone of the sound that made them fan favorites.

The indie-pop musical trio LANY explores feelings, new musical elements, and relationship highs and lows in their third album, “mama’s boy.”

After a two-year hiatus, the LA-based group is back with yet another incredible album. 

LANY is iconic for making great lyrics paired with electronic beats that sound exceptional. This album is no exception.

The junior album from the trio, titled “mama’s boy,” has a very soft sound. The lyrics are the centerpiece of the album as the soft beats amplify the meaning behind each of the meticulously crafted words.

Singer-songwriter Paul Klein delivers emotion through the chill beats, vibes and stylistic choices. 

LANY songs sound similar because they use the same elements in every song. Namely how the music is always in the same tune and they sound like they just switched the lyrics to the soundtrack. 

However, listeners can tell they tried to break that streak with this album. They used acoustics for the first time with some 80s beats in the song titled “when you’re drunk.” Each song has a unique sound and an overall different feel.

“Mama’s boys” is the third album for the group LANY featuring the new experimental sound. The album was released Oct. 2 on streaming platforms.

“you!,” “good guys,” “bad news,” “when you’re drunk” and “cowboy in LA” are the hype songs that showcase the upbeat tunes we know and love from LANY. 

Klein sings about his experience with love —“when you’re drunk” shows us he questions if his feelings are reciprocated with his significant other.

However, in “you!” we get a completely different storyline where Klein sings about his immense love for his significant other — “You gave me hope when I was empty, walked me through the fire, you were there.” This song’s upbeat tune emotes happiness.

Klein, Les Priest, and Jake Goss embrace their southern roots in this album. This is shown through the song “cowboy in LA” as well as the illustration for the album artwork. The southern twang also comes out in Klein’s voice in some of the songs’ low notes. 

LANY went outside of their comfort zones with stylistic choices, different instruments and unique lyrics. Yet, they still delivered a musical masterpiece in this album.

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