SINGLE REVIEW: LANY – Thru These Tears

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Hailing from Los Angeles California, LANY have left their zip code behind and have taken on the world with their excessively emotional tracks and reflective live show. It’s only been a year since they’ve released their debut self-titled album and they’ve already toured the world twice and are ready to do it again with their highly anticipated sophomore album ‘Malibu Nights’. Their lead single ‘Thru These Tears’ is a DIY and experimental indie-pop track that perfectly introduces this new sound to listeners. It’s very all over the place but that’s what it sets out to do. It’s meant to embody a surplus of different emotions and take you on a journey of highs and lows. It explores what lead singer Paul Klein describes as the worst 45 days of his life after he went through a devastating break up. And the lyrics will hit you right in the chest and have you feeling ALL the emotions. “In the end I’m gonna be alright. But it might take a hundred sleepless nights to make the memories of you disappear. But right now I can’t see nothing through these tears”. Beginning with voice synthesisers and basic oozing synths the production slowly adds in a groovy synth that will have your toes tapping and confused whether you want to dance or cry. But halfway through the song they strip it down to a piano with Paul’s vulnerable vocals before building it back up with synths. It’s so unpredictable and that’s what I love most about the song as it works so perfectly. The strange structure reminds me of Lorde’s ‘Green Light’ and that’s a big comparison to make. So yeah, it’s good. 

 

 

 

 

One Reply to “SINGLE REVIEW: LANY – Thru These Tears”

  1. This song is so ridiculously stupid, I absolutely can not wrap my head around how or why so many people are actually leaving such positive reviews of it. On the Internet! For the public to read! For all of time! I could never in a million trillion years imagine myself ever having anything good to say about such a stupid, poorly written, God-awful excuse for music and actually publishing such thoughts and opinions to the internet for the world to see. What the hell is wrong with people today that a song with such elementary lyrics, such an overused theme, such a boring, basic, almost useless (and honestly not even auditorally enjoyable) melody, beat, sequence, and arrangement can give them “the feels.” This song is actually stupid! The lyrics, the music, the concept, even the band’s inspiration for the song is stupid! Wooowwww you suffered for 45 whole days omg bro that must have been soooo hard, your song makes me cry just thinking about the fact that your feelings were hurt for 45 whole entire days, how did you ever make it out alive, you are so brave, my hero.

    W.
    T.
    F.

    This can not be reality. Please, God, smite me right now because there is no sense in continuing my existence in a world so unintelligent and unaware as this.

    My entire review of this hopeful glitch in the matrix of what is considered music has been more complex and interesting and emotional and real and raw and fucking heartbreaking than Los Angeles New York’s shit example of art.

    Good job, ~LANY~ because your song DID make me feel. And it DID break my heart to listen to it. It made me feel uncertain of my own reality, my own consciousness and existence, my own happiness. It made me feel supremely terrified to interact with what I once called “people” but now am not so sure that I can call the rest of “humanity” that word. It made me feel like perhaps suicide might be the only sane option to escape this obvious hell, masking itself as reality, where the entire world can hear something so awful and s-t-u-p-i-d but still somehow agree that it’s some magnificent work of art, evoking emotion and nostalgia and thoughts other than “wtf is this shit.”

    This song is shit. The author of this review of this song is shit. At the very core of my being, at the very crossroads of my sanity and my soul… I am truly disheartened to think that several billion atoms have collected in the form of a human life which could otherwise have contributed meaningfully to this beautiful and terrifying existence that we experience every second of every night and every day to write a good review of such a stupid, stupid, stupid song.

    Just like this song, this positive review is a disastrous waste.

    Of everything.

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