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.
Released in 2018, 9 tracks, 34 min
In a new era of everyone listening to music with “good vibes,” I’ve stumbled upon a new band that I have never heard of until now. This band is pretty popular among the people who like indie music, and my very first impression of them was that they were the epitome of a day time Coachella band. You know, the bands you listen to while the sun is out before the headliners start. However, LANY is pretty good. I wish I could think of words other than mood, vibes, and chill to describe them, but those are simply LANY in a nutshell. Those three adjectives describe not only the band but the album pretty well, but so does another one of my favorites to use here: bop. The sophomore album, Malibu Nights, is described as a pop album, which I guess is a broad category, but I would describe it more as an Indie pop album - a big difference, I know. The album is comprised of nine songs, which is slightly more than half of their debut album, LANY. Even though I prefer to listen to an album for the first time while writing a narrative about it, I have listened to this album on repeat for the past few days since I found it, and I just really wanted to share my thoughts on it because it is one of the most beautifully written and put together album that I have ever heard.
Official Music Videos
Featuring Version Videos
Remix Version Videos
- Oct 05, 2018
- Side Street
- LANY (exec.)
- Mike Crossey (exec.)
- King Henry
- SG Lewis
Malibu Nights is the second studio album by American indie pop band LANY. It was released on October 5, 2018, by Side Street Entertainment and Polydor Records. The album was produced by Mike Crossey.Continue reading at Wikipedia...
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