LANY is back with new music.
After teasing their new song "Good Guys" for the past couple weeks, the trio finally released it today along with an accompanying video which features singer Paul Klein in an old pickup truck and tending to horses on a ranch, a visual indicator of the band's intentions to get back to their roots. The song is the first single of their third album, Mama's Boy, which will arrive later this year.
After wrapping their last tour in support of 2018's Malibu Nights, Klein temporarily relocated to a studio in the country outside Nashville alongside bandmates Jake Goss and Les Priest. During that time, Klein says he put into words the cognitive dissonance between his adopted L.A. persona and his Oklahoma heritage.
"Someone asked me where I was from and somewhere, out of my spirit, I just said 'Man, I’m from Oklahoma!'" he says. "It was a weird sense of pride, to be from the middle of nowhere."
That realization inspired much of the upcoming album, which is a tribute to the heartland and home, with hues of Americana, with songwriting contributions from Dan Smyers of Dan + Shay, Kacey Musgraves collaborator Shane McAnally, Adele cowriter Dan Wilson and songwriters Sasha Sloan and King Henry.
Mama's Boy doesn't have a release date yet, but the video for "Good Guys" can be seen below.