As fashion styles reincarnate themselves throughout the modern age, different music
genres make occasional cameos within diverging artists over time as well. What
generational sound is slowly beginning to make a comeback? A narrowly defined
subculture of 80’s Pop/R&B and it begins with LANY.
Hailing from the streets of Los Angeles the pop-trio, comprised of Paul Klein, Les Priest,
and Jake Goss, have developed a fresh take on the iconic 80’s genre. “We all grew up
listening to that kind of stuff, but I’d say Les is the most exposed to that genre and that
era,” says lead vocalist Paul Klein. When forming each element of sound into their songs,
“gear” is not the key to success. For the most part, their tracks have been born via an
outdated computer: “Our limitations in gear has really defined our art and we’re still
using iPhone apps and dell computers in our one bedroom apartment.” Even with
simplistic technology that has led them to over 1 million plays on SoundCloud, their
evolutionary smooth, dream pop synths, R&B style production, and progressive lyrics,
have innately prompted the group to create a juxtaposition between old and new to
produce a new wave sound that has their audiences putting their songs on replay.
But even without their sound, LANY have audiences reading into what every lyric means
in their various heart-clenching tracks. With the majority of their songs focusing within
the realm of love and even naming their latest EP “I Loved You,” the trio has multiple
compounds that make up the stylistically evolved “love song.” “Love, in a romantic
context, is definitely where we pull the majority of our inspiration from, but heartbreak
can be very real in a relationship that isn’t necessarily based around romance,” says
Klein. So not only is love what starts their songs, but elements of heartbreak make it that
much more of a relatable craft that has people keeping their music at the top of their
Aside from being in the studio, LANY has big plans for the near and distant future.
“There are plans for music videos, and there’s a very definitive vision for our debut
album. Staying home (in Los Angeles) for the rest of the year and working on that seems
to be the best option with the larger payoff,” says the group. With all these future plans,
and even an expected release of their debut album in spring 2016, LANY continue to
break genre expectations and create new art that instantaneously keeps their fans hungry
for nothing but more.