LANY continues to tease their upcoming third album mama's boy. But this time, they're here with more good news.
Ahead of today's release of new song "you!," the trio confirmed the album's release date in a billboard in singer Paul Klein's hometown of Tulsa, revealing the new record will arrive Oct. 2 via Interscope Records.
The new song was accompanied by a video which finds the band performing the song in the middle of the desert, with Klein wearing a blue floral dress while delivering an emotionally stirring performance. And while the lyrics are vague enough to be about a very special person—as was the case with their previous track "if this was the last time"—some fans quickly noted "you!" has a very Christian worship sound to it, which perhaps wouldn't be a surprise given Klein's roots in church.
As we previously mentioned, 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 a lot of the upcoming record, 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.
See the video for "you!" below.