LANY EP Premiere: Listen to 'i loved you.' in Full

Alessio Boni


Dream-pop trio LANY started off by making music in a Nashville bedroom, and the group's debut EP, i loved you., contains the type of moving intimacy that has attracted the attention of pop, R&B and electronica fans over the past few months. LANY's first official project comes out on Tuesday (June 9), but listen to the lush, luxuriant i loved you. early on Billboard.com.

LANY's three members -- Paul Klein, Les Priest and Jake Goss -- started recording together on a whim, with two of the EP's four tracks being written last October while Klein was living in New York. The group uploaded their first few songs on Soundcloud and started attracting label attention; in the spring, the masterful synth-pop ballad "Someone Else" expanded the group's profile ahead of their debut EP release.

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"Heartbreak and imagery… that's where I've been drawing from the most recently," says Klein, who nearly gave up on creating music after forging a solo career. "In a weird way, I'm kind of lucky to have gone through the disappointment that I have [in relationships]. It's given me this really healthy and honest perspective on a lot of things. And, all of a sudden, I'm just kind of shooting from the hip with everything I'm singing. And it feels really good. I mean, I'm still taking three weeks to write the lyrics for one song. It's gotta be absolutely perfect. But I'm also still saying whatever I want."

Having just finished its first proper tour, LANY will bring the songs of i loved you. to Lollapalooza later this summer. The EP can be pre-ordered on iTunes here, ahead of its official June 9 release.