LANY – gg bb xx (2021) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

LANY – gg bb xx (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/44,1kHz | Time – 38:08 minutes | 450 MB | Genre: Pop
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Polydor Records

If you haven’t heard LANY’s music yet, you’ve heard a dozen variations of the same thing: syrupy synths and watered-down beats, electropop shuffles and lyrics culled from Instagram captions. This is the sound slumping across Spotify, playlist-friendly and palatable enough to put on shuffle; this is music that can never disappoint you, because you’ve been conditioned to expect nothing from it. Lauv, a reigning sadboi of streaming, sounds like this, all smeared vocals and finger snaps; so do, at times, Tove Styrke, who rasps quasi-confessional electropop, and Dixie D’Amelio, the TikTok star turned singer who cycles through market-tested genres. It’s the limp, flat soundtrack of Ubers and malls everywhere.

Hot on the heels of third studio album Mama’s Boy (and its February 2021 deluxe treatment), LANY released their fourth full-length LP, gg bb xx, on Polydor Records in late 2021. Framed around the idea of “micro-moments”, the album sees the group develop and expand on smaller concepts typically dismissed by industry collaborators. In the words of frontman Paul Klein, to “take what might be considered inconsequential, and to make it magical.”
– David Crone

1. LANY – get away
2. LANY – up to me
3. LANY – never mind, let’s break up
4. LANY – dna
5. LANY – roll over, baby
6. LANY – live it down
7. LANY – dancing in the kitchen
8. LANY – ex i never had
9. LANY – somewhere
10. LANY – care less
11. LANY – ’til i don’t
12. LANY – one minute left to live