In The End I’m Gonna Be Alright, But It Might Take A Hundred Sleepless Nights, To Make The Memories Of You Disappear…
Oh, I do love a good sad song.
If their self-titled debut envisioned the breakdown before the breakup, LA trio LANY’s upcoming sophomore album Malibu Nights looks set to portray it’s heartbroken aftermath. Perfectly unpredictable, the effervescent electronica of latest single ‘Thru These Tears’ encompasses the dreamy atmospherics of previous efforts, but on a more sonically-weighted scale. Driven by singer Paul Klein’s cathartic creativity after his own devastating break-up, an array of indelible hooks, crushing snare beats and earworming synths, escalate and break into an arresting piano solo to display the mess of emotions felt before a breakthrough of hope can be found.
The track, as well as it’s accompanying video, speaks to the shattered optimist. The ‘burning man’ who will soon rise from the ashes of his heartache. It’s not a song about wallowing in the wounds of a break-up, but recognising that, like everything else, these feelings are only temporary. To move on, you first have to move through many emotions. I am more than happy to follow LANY on that journey.
To anyone hanging on to heartache, it’s important to know, that whether you dance or despair over the theme of ‘Thru These Tears’, these feelings will eventually be wiped away. You just might need the sleeve Paul Klein keeps his heart on to do it.
Watch the music video below, as well their recent appearance on the The Late Late Show. You can also still catch the brooding beauties play O2 Forum Kentish Town on Monday 8th October. Grab tickets here.