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Published on July 27th, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz

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LANY’s Paul Jason Klein On The Upcoming “Mama’s Boy” Album, Dan Wilson, Influences & More

The international breakthrough for the musical trio known as LANY — comprised of Paul Jason Klein, Jake Clifford Goss and Charles Leslie Priest — came with its 2017 self-titled debut, based on hits like “ILYSB,” “Good Girls” and “It Was Love.” The group’s 2018 follow-up Malibu Nights yielded more hits (e.g. “Thru These Tears”), also hitting the Top 40 on U.S. Billboard Album Chart and connecting in a huge way across the globe. Currently, LANY has a social media following of 5.8 million people, have sold over 415,000 tickets worldwide and have tallied over 430 million music video views (and counting).

The forthcoming third full-length for LANY is Mama’s Boy. Earlier this month, LANY released another single from the album, “if this is the last time.” Its accompanying music video features all three band members candidly interacting with their parents. Meanwhile, the Mama’s Boy album as a whole features collaborations with a lot of high-profile artists, including Dan Smyers of Dan + Shay; Shane McAnall, songwriting power couple Sasha Sloan and King Henry, and Adele co-writer Dan Wilson.

I had the pleasure of interviewing LANY’s Paul Jason Klein about Mama’s Boy, music influences, future plans and plenty more. More on Klein and LANY can be found online by visiting www.thisislany.com, www.instagram.com/thisislany and/or www.facebook.com/thisislany.


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About the Author

Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World, TheStreet.com, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of the bi-weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with V13 (formerly PureGrainAudio.com). He has also co-authored two published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), with a second podcast set for a June 2020 launch.


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