If you have not heard of LANY yet then you are missing out on some really, great dream pop. Yes. this band aims straight for the dream-like, airy feels of pop music, not its usual “candied” sensibilities. Yet, that is what makes this both refreshing and bound for success: they spark imagination. Enter LANY’s new single and video, “You Are Fire”.
I love “You Are Fire” because it plays on the classic dream we have all had of going on tour. We have all closed our eyes and pictured ourselves living the “tour-bus life” to headline our own concerts. We envision crowds cheering our name reaching out for our hands. Hence, “You Are Fire” encourages that LANY is living THE DREAM! Yet, as you hear the song, you see it is well-deserved. The track goes down like a smooth, tall glass of milk; it is crisp, clean, and oddly pure. Though the band sings on youthful frustrations, they assure that the synth rhythms, melodic drums, and guitar hooks exude the simplicity of angst. Sometimes, you just want to be different or are bored with the same, and it is not a sensational feeling as much as small, nagging one. The story of youth’s tension is that it knows there is something better for them, and LANY’s “You Are Fire” captures that awareness.
Here Are Some Fun, LANY Facts:
1)They are the #1 most streamed artist on Spotify’s Discover Weekly!
2)Their track “ILYSB” was named the most streamed song on Spotify’s Discover Weekly, and was played over over 22 million times on Spotify‘ WOW!
3) #1 on Billboard x Twitter’s New Emerging Artist Chart with “yea, babe, no way,”
4) THEY ARE GOING ON TOUR! Check out their performances below!
Sept 25 Las Vegas, NV @ Life is Beautiful
North American Tour Dates
Sept 27 Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
Sept 28 Seattle, WA @ Neptune
Sept 29 Vancouver, British Columbia @ Venue Nightclub
Oct 1 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
Oct 2 Denver, CO @ Bluebird
Oct 4 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
Oct 7 Memphis, TN @ 1884 Lounge
Oct 8 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Oct 9 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
Oct 11 Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
Oct 13 Orlando, FL @ Back Booth
Oct 14 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
Oct 15 St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
Oct 20 Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
Oct 21 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
Oct 23 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
Oct 24 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Oct 25 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Oct 28 Boston, MA @ Royale
Oct 29 Montreal, Quebec @ Fairmount
Oct 30 Toronto, Ontario @ Mod Club
Nov 1 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
Nov 3 Chicago, IL @ The Metro
Nov 5 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café
Nov 7 Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge
Nov 9 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
Nov 11 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
Nov 12 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Nov 13 Austin, TX @ Antone’s
Nov 15 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Nov 16 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Nov 19 Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda