LANY – A Beautiful Blur Lyrics & Tracklist

English 112 September 29, 2023

"A Beautiful Blur" marks the triumphant return of the American alternative rock duo, LANY, as they embrace a new era with their fifth studio album. Released on September 29, 2023, under the Sunset Garden and Virgin labels, the album follows their 2021 release, "gg bb xx," representing a significant transition as it is their inaugural project with Virgin after parting ways with Polydor. Notably, this album also stands as the band's first without the presence of keyboardist/guitarist Leslie Priest.

The genesis of "A Beautiful Blur" unfolded in the aftermath of Priest's departure from the band. As his involvement dwindled over time, LANY faced the challenge head-on, with frontman Paul Klein addressing the shift in dynamics. In an interview with Hypebeast, Klein expressed transparency about the evolution within the group, stating, "To be super honest, it hasn’t changed at all." Despite Priest's departure, the band remained supportive of his endeavors, and Klein affirmed that Priest had given them his blessing to carry on. Reflecting on their earlier days, Klein reminisced about the trio's humble beginnings, creating their debut album as a self-contained unit in a kitchen, with Priest taking on the role of an engineer rather than a conventional keyboardist.

The departure from Universal/Polydor after fulfilling their record contract symbolized a pivotal moment for LANY. Choosing not to re-sign, the band deliberately sought increased creative freedom and a relaxed timeline for crafting their next musical endeavor. This decision opened up new possibilities, allowing them to explore uncharted sonic territories and delve into the depths of their artistic vision. "A Beautiful Blur" is not just an album; it is a testament to LANY's resilience, adaptability, and commitment to their craft, promising a sonic journey that captivates both loyal fans and newcomers alike. Below you can find a to z all track details, with lyrics and videos.

A Beautiful Blur album Cover

A Beautiful Blur album cover

Cast & Crew

  • Artist/Band
  • Release Date
  • September 29, 2023
  • Producer(s)
  • LANY, Mike Crossey, Noah Conrad, Paul Jason Klein & Pera Krstajić
  • Writer(s)
  • Andrew Goldstein, Aodhan King, Ben Kohn, Jake Goss, Jake Gross, jesse saint john, JHart, Johnny Simpson, John Ryan, Jonathan Simpson, King Henry, Leland, Madison Love, Mike Crossey, Paul Jason Klein, Pete Kelleher, Plested, Ryan Tedder, Sasha Alex Sloan & Tom Barnes