“I find that I sleep better at night just telling the truth,” the alt-pop band's frontman tells PEOPLE about covering his personal life in song LANY have become synonymous with painfully honest breakup anthems, something that the alt-pop band's frontman admits has always been by design. “It's much less stressful just being honest, and you don't have to keep up with a façade or a character,” singer Paul Jason Klein, 35, exclusively tells PEOPLE about basing music on his own life. “I find that I sleep better at night just telling the truth, and just writing about my experience.” That candidness has led the band to multi-platinum success since releasing their first album in 2017, and helped them amass fans all over the world. For Klein, authenticity is the top priority when crafting new tracks. “We get to go on stage and play one hundred-plus shows around the world every year, and those songs need to be true to me,” he explains. “I feel like authenticity is the only thing that cuts through anymore because everyone's playing a character to a certain extent. I think just being super honest is awesome.” The band's latest single, “Love at First Fight,” covers the insecurities that plague a new relationship when things go wrong for the first time. Klein, whose past flames include Dua Lipa and Nicola Peltz Beckham, is aware his love life has become public fodder, but hasn't let that deter him from opening up in songs. “I had this weird moment a few years ago when I was literally at the YMCA on a treadmill, and I realized that a lot of the pain or trauma in my life, or just my experiences, are for the entertainment of the whole world,” he says about putting his life on display to an extent. “It just is what it is; it comes with the territory.” The new track is taken from LANY's fifth full-length offering, I Really Really Hope So , which arrives Sept. 29. Klein promises that fans can expect more of their brutal honesty when it comes to depicting […]
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