LANY returns today with “good guys” and its accompanying video, the first single to be released from the trio’s forthcoming third album Mama’s Boy—due out on Interscope Records later this year—and their first new music since 2018’s Malibu Nights. Listen here and watch here.
“As soon as you say ‘I love spending time with you’ to someone, they figure something out and they’re not interested anymore,” says frontman Paul Klein of the song’s meaning. “It’s like a challenge. You accomplish the task of getting someone to like you and they move on.”
Mama’s Boy is an intentional return to the band’s roots. After finishing the last leg of their world tour behind Malibu Nights, Paul —who was born and raised in Oklahoma before moving with the band to L.A.—decamped to a studio in the country outside Nashville. He lived and recorded there for two weeks, joined by bandmates Jake Goss and Les Priest as well as a host of gifted songwriting collaborators including Dan Smyers of Dan + Shay; Shane McAnally, best known for his Grammy-winning contributions to Kacey Musgraves’ Golden Hour; and songwriting power couple Sasha Sloan and King Henry. Others, including Adele cowriter Dan Wilson, also contributed to the album when the sessions returned to L.A, where Mama’s Boy was completed. Watch the Mama’s Boy album trailer here.