On Wednesday, popular alt-rock trio LANY released their newest song “cowboy in LA,” from their upcoming mama’s boy album. The band formed back in 2014, when previously solo artist Paul Klein went to Nashville to meet with friends and now band members Jake Goss and Les Priest. Their debut EP Acronyms was released later that year.
In 2015, LANY, which is an acronym for Los Angeles New York, joined some American torus as supporting artists, including with popular names like Troye Sivan and Halsey. Following touring, they released a second EP I Loved You and performed at festivals like Lollapalooza. By the fall of 2016, the band was headlining their second tour the “Kinda Tour,” which included 14 European and 37 US dates.
“Cowboy in LA” is the fourth song released from the album, following “you!,” “if this is the last time,” and “good guys.” These songs are the first new music from LANY since their popular song “Mean It” with Lauv from 2019.
See the “cowboy in LA” lyric video below:
Mama’s Boy will be the band’s third studio album, following their 2017 self-titled debut album and 2018 Malibu Nights album, which both made Top 40. The title was released on April 30, 2020. Immediately after finishing their world tour following Malibu Nights, the band’s main vocalist, songwriter, and producer, Klein began working on an outline for the new album.It will be released on October 2.
The 14-song album includes songwriting collaborations with Dan Smyers of Dan + Shay, Shane McAnally who contributed to Kacey Musgraves’s Grammy-winning music from Golden Hour, Sasha Sloan and King Henry, and Dan Wilson who co-writes with Adele.
Much of the album’s inspiration came from Klein’s realization the he needed to include his Great Plains Oklahoman background. Filled with Americana songs, the mama’s boy is built around home, heritage, and the symbolism of being a kid in America.
“There was only one person in the world I cared about hearing Malibu Nights,” said Klein. “Now, there’s not one person in the world I don’t want to hear mama’s boy.
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