LANY Share Moving New Single ‘if this is the last time’
LANY capture your heart with a tender ode to family, if this is the last time.
In the times of chaos and uncertainty, LANY bring peace and love into our hearts with a sweet and touching new single, if this is the last time, taken from their third studio album, Mama’s Boy, expected to arrive later this year.
Oozing with pure and unadulterated emotion, if this is the last time is a love letter from singer Paul Klein to his parents. The soft acoustic instrumentation clutches the honey-glazed, warm vocals in a gentle embrace, as Paul lovingly narrates his life’s story. The lyrics “Life is flyin’ by and it’s hittin’ me now / I hope it’s not, but / If this is the last time, please come close” and “I don’t wanna cry, I’m bad at goodbye” are sure to strike a chord within you. Capturing the fragility of life in just over three minutes, LANY remind you to cherish every moment as if it is your last. The band progressively introduces crisp piano notes and stunning string section elements before the electric guitar-infused bridge bursts into a shimmering pop glory. Spinning the unmistakable LANY yet more mature and evolved sound, if this is the last time hints at true growth of the trio and their return to their roots with Mama’s Boy.
Speaking of the new release, Paul shares:
‘if this is the last time’ is a love letter to family. call ur mom call ur dad call ur friends don’t waste a moment.
I started writing ‘if this is the last time’ toward the end of 2019. It was initially inspired by the inevitable truth that one day my parents aren’t gonna be here anymore, that picking up the phone and calling my mom is actually a luxury that I won’t always have. Moving into 2020 and being thrown into a global pandemic and being faced with a new reality, it became clear to me that finishing and perfecting this song was imperative, that maybe this was a song the world could lean on.