Cliche Magazine Dec 2017/Jan 2018 - Page 100

Live With LANY R oses are red, violets aren’t technically blue, but every person that’s experienced one of LANY’s shows knows that you feel all the feels the minute you walk into the venue. When the Los Angeles trio walk on stage, the lights come up and the sound of their opening song, “Dumb Stuff,” fills the room. The vibrations of the opening song and the crowd screaming with pure excitement sets the tone for what’s going to be one of the best nights for so many. LANY skyrocketed to fame this year with their offbeat yet perfect sound and songs that you can drive miles listening to. Lead singer Paul Klein, drummer Jake Goss, and keyboardist and guitarist Les Priest collectively create an atmos- phere for lyrics about being in love and melodies that connect perfect strangers for a night. With roses lifted and voices singing along to hit songs like “ILYSB” and “Super Far,” the night was one no one will forget. There’s no doubt that LANY is going to continue to grow in 2018 and if you haven’t yet, get to one of their shows and experience one of most eclectic performances of your life. WRITTEN AND PHOTOGRAPHED BY IMANI GIVERTZ 100