In 2008, the Irish band The Script released their debut album of the same name and in the next two years, released worldwide, a couple of heartbreak songs (“The Man Who Can’t Be Moved”, “Breakeven”) which catapulted them to global fame. It is rare for an artist to release an album of just songs about heartbreak and in all my years of listening to music, this was the first time I realized that, if done well and with sincerity, millions of people around the world will be able to relate to the artist’s heartbreak and convert that into real world moolah! Fast forward more than a decade later, the American trio called LANY does the same thing with their second album entitled Malibu Nights – and once again - young people from all over the world tune in to their music – and I have a feeling, many of these young people haven’t experienced what a real break up is – and even with that minor hiccup, they still dig LANY’s music. They do here in Manila because the band is going to have a three-day concert here – and all the shows are sold out! I have never seen that happen before. Not even Lady Gaga or Madonna had done 3 nights in a row here and sold them out. Apparently, the guys of LANY have struck a gold mine musically, and I heard all their other show dates around Asia are either sold out or almost sold out. Pain of the heart is a universal language – and it can come in many forms – musically and lyrically.