LANY's third album is mama's boy just dropped and it's pretty similar to the band's previous two records. LANY makes chill-pop with turned down instrumentation heavy on bass and drums. That allows frontman Paul Jason Klein to croon with vocal fx and showcase his vocal stylings.
LANY's recipe remains the same, but if it works, so why change it? mama's boy is probably the best version that the band has put forth yet. The vocal hooks and the accenting instrumentation are spot on and they've wrote the best set of songs in that sense than they've ever written. The songs are tremendous melodically and they're arranged well too. The lyrics miss the mark sometimes, there’s a few lines here that are cringe-worthy, but the songwriting is overall good. Still, with melodies and the overall vibe of the record, LANY gets it and they put together their best one with this record. "if this is the last time" is obviously a huge omission from any vocal flaw - it's a great song that's intensely personal to Klein but highly relatable to just about everybody out there. It's the band's best song to date too. It’s when LANY puts out music that’s like that they’re at their best. Some of these songs seem to have a real generalized idea in their lyrics and they miss the mark. On songs like “if this is the last time” – LANY knocks it out of the park.
"mama's boy" features LANY's best song to date and it's probably their best album to date too. It's not a perfect entry into their catalog, there are still some flaws here, but overall, it's good album with some excellent songs.