THE LANY TOUR:                                                      PART 2

Foundation Presents



Mon · October 2, 2017

7:00 pm

The Beacham

$20.00 - $25.00

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This event is 12 and over

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LANY is Paul Klein, Les Priest and Jake Goss

When the LA-based trio LANY first came together their only aim was to work on a couple of tracks together, demo them, and have some fun in the process. Living on the West Coast, singer Paul was putting together a scratch band and played a handful of shows but knew something had to give. Which is where Les and Jake enter the picture. Paul conceived the idea of enlisting his friends’ help on that brief trip to visit college friends. What none of them knew was that the step they were about to take would turn out to be so significant. In the space of four days, the trio recorded two songs – songs that would lead, in what they say seemed like the blink of an eye, to the formation of LANY and, not long afterwards, to the band signing to Polydor Records. Six days after putting the tracks online the band found themselves fielding emails from major-label suitors. “The first question was always: ‘What else do you have? We want to hear more’,” says Paul. “And we went off and wrote ILYSB, and said: ‘This.’”

ILYSB marked the moment where LANY reached over the heads of the A&R community and started connecting directly with fans. Put simply, the song exploded online. You can see why. Encapsulating the band’s “Let it breathe” philosophy, ILYSB wafts over you like a summer breeze, the yearning in its lyrics contrasting with the euphoria conjured up by the characteristically minimalist soundscape. A similar alchemy occurs repeatedly in the songs LANY put online – a succession of singles, and the EPs I Loved You, Make Out and Kinda. Again and again – on songs such as BRB, Made in Hollywood, Bad, Bad, Bad, Pink Skies and those earliest tracks, Walk Away and Hot Lights – you are taken back to the circumstances of the band’s formation. How they sensed, without having to say it out loud, that they were born to make music together.

It’s hard to believe, but, until very recently, that magic was being made in a one-bedroom apartment in LA, the three friends sharing the same room, with barely enough space to swing a cat, never mind set up any recording equipment. But that’s also in keeping with LANY’s approach. The music comes first; the band’s domestic circumstances, well, they can keep for another time. Moving to LA was, they all agree, a crucial step. They weren’t abandoning their roots, they stress; but it was important for them to get out of their comfort zone.

They’re not chin-stroking purists or too-cool-for-school fantasists – on the contrary, they’re proud of the fact that they studied music, and nailed the multiple instruments they all play, at college. In the same spirit, they’re happy to share a room if it means they can pursue their musical dreams, on their own terms. “How we started was, we were friends,” says Jake, “but we were also just fans of each other. I always thought Les was the bomb, and that Paul was the coolest guy ever. So it was like, ‘Ok, we seem to sort of love each other! Let’s do something.’”

And they did. Something called LANY. Making music that aims an arrow at your heart. Writing beautiful songs with swashes of synth, spare percussion, echoes of prime 1980s FM pop, of early-1990s R&B, of new-wave electronica. Combining melody and lyrics to put down roots in your head, and capture your heart. Recorded in a tiny room on an ancient laptop. Creating songs that are devastating and beautiful, in a way that you can’t quite explain. There’s an idea. –Dan Cairns
Brandishing a vibrant voice, quirky cleverness, and self-described ͞eternal optimism,͟ Dagny holds nothing back. As she began to work on new music in 2017, the Norwegian songstress and pop wildcard further embraced an unabashed and unfiltered perspective. ͞I’m constantly pushing myself to be more open, daring, and super true,͟ she admits. ͞I’m telling real stories. If I don’t believe it, then who will? The youthful optimism is there, because I constantly want to celebrate life.Dagny quietly sent shockwaves throughout the music industry throughout 2016. Post a high-profile Beats 1 premiere by tastemaker Zane Lowe, her introductory single ͞Backbeat͟ transformed into a veritable smash, racking up a staggering 28.8 million Spotify streams as Apple, Spotify, and Tidal pegged her as an ͞Artist To Watch͟ and Interview Magazine, NME, Nylon, Forbes, and more lauded her. She teamed up with BØRNS for ͞Fool’s Gold,͟ which cracked 9.4 million streams and highlighted her Ultraviolet EP [Republic Records]. Beyond opening gigs for Sir Elton John and Sting, she performed everywhere from Øya Festival to Citadel Festival and DCODE. In between this whirlwind, she made intermittent writing trips that proved invaluable. Co-written with Ludvig Söderberg [Tove Lo, Ellie Goulding] and Alx Reuterskiöld [Tove Lo, Zara Larsson] , Dagny bares it all—musically and emotionally—on her 2017 single ͞Wearing Nothing.͟ Driven by propulsive percussion, a dancefloor-ready stomp, lithe guitars, and sultry, shimmering production, the track quickly snaps into an undeniable and unforgettable chant, ͞When I’m with you I feel like wearing nothing,͟ with more than meets the eye. ͞Like so much other good music, it was written with some Swedish people,͟ she laughs. ͞It’s pop with a bit of a melancholic feeling. It plays on the idea ofwanting to be naked with someone. You meet this person you really want to show everything to and be as close as possible to. You’re as bare with them as you can be—to the point where even a piece of clothing feels like too much space in between. You want them to see everything physically and mentally. When you’re an artist, it feels like you’re doing the same thing and showing something intimate and sharing a personal story.͟
Dagny’s story is just beginning to unfold. With a marathon of touring planned and more music on the horizon, she’s got a big year ahead. ͞Every time I release something, it feels a little bit more like me,͟ she leaves off. ͞I grow as an artist. ͞It all comes from the songs. I hope people can listen to this and feel happier. I really just want to inspire confidence. Maybe you put on my music and can walk with your head up a little higher—or run down the street naked.͟
Venue Information:
The Beacham
46 N Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL, 32801