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'on the fence' out now via kitsune

'inaction' out now

'hurt a little' out now via kitsune

'years' single out now via Kitsune

'come back' single & music video out now via nylon

 

Los Angeles, CA - Lean has all but skipped through the baby steps of a band’s first year.  2017 started with a widely acclaimed first single “Come Back”. The video premiered with Nylon Magazine and was dubbed “The perfect make-out song”. The record quickly showed up on Spotify’s “Fresh Finds” playlist and Apple’s “Breaking Alternative”. By the year’s end, the song had found praise once again as “Fresh Finds: Best of 2017” and bumped to Apple’s “A-List Alternative”. After appearing on the radar of tastemaker Kevin Bronson’s radio show and blog BuzzbandsLA the band garnered the attention of French indie label and playlist gurus Kitsuné. They released their second single “Years” on Kitsuné’s Hotstream playlist and again received acclaim on the label/playlist best of 2017.

 

The duo originally met after Kyle McCammon relocated from New York City. Shortly after meeting Stephen Johnson in Los Angeles, the two began writing and producing as Lean. “I had this concept of making a bunch of ‘90s hip-hop beats and then trying to build indie rock songs on top of them. With Stephen’s ear for hooks it came together effortlessly” McCammon said of Lean’s conception.

 

With their first year not even over yet, Lean is already poised to make a bigger splash in year two. Their their forthcoming album Years is set to be released in May 2018. Along with the album that was self-produced by the pair in their Los Angeles studio, they will release a single and video for their song “Inaction” and continue cutting though the fat of the music industry.

Head In The Clouds

First, words start to break

Lies I could take

Back from your mouth

To keep me around

 

Waiting ‘til the day’s gone

Now I’m sleeping with the lights on

Screaming through the silence

And we wonder where the time went

 

But you’re not coming down

With your head in the clouds

I’m never going back

I’m never going back

 

I was a scapegoat for you

To escape from the truth

 

Now I don’t need all your problems

I am not the one to solve them

But I’ll never get my time back

From a bored sociopath

 

But you’re not coming down

With your head in the clouds

I’m never going back

I’m never going back

I’m never going back

 

Tired of letting you win

All the same arguments

I need to let it go, I know

 

But you’re not coming down

With your head in the clouds

I’m never going back

I’m never going back

I’m never going back

I’m never going back

 


inaction

find a way to blend in it’s the only motivation

burnouts who get turned around by every situation

standing everywhere so everyone knows where you stood

appearances are easy if you only wanna look good

 

you only say what you know I wanna hear 

looking for reaction

to cover your inaction

 

making words faking the passion

live in the currents follow the fashion

never changed anything you wished you could

appearances are easy if you only wanna look good

 

you only say what you know I wanna hear

looking for reaction

to cover your inaction


hurt a little

you pull away

i know why in my mind

i made you stay

just cuz i hate goodbyes

i’m stuck in a memory

you’re still under me

sorry to get sentimental

but this should hurt a little

 

what good am i to you

if i’m a waste of time

a waste of time

so what am i gonna do

to change your mind

to change your mind

 

always overthink

learn nothing new

lonely for a minute

only when it’s ending

getting used to getting used

 

what good am i to you

if i’m a waste of time

a waste of time

so what am i gonna do

to change your mind

to change your mind


heatwave

good luck

if you wanna be good enough

but you wanna be in the scene

with all the people you hate to see

 

heatwave

why the leather coats?

LA

running from the cold

 

but there’s no one left to know

running from the cold

and there’s nowhere left to go

running from the cold

 

waste time

every minute you wait in line

with all the people you call your friends

everybody just plays pretend

 

heatwave

why the leather coats?

LA

running from the cold

 

but there’s no one left to know

running from the cold

and there’s nowhere left to go

running from the cold

running from the cold

running from the cold

running from the cold


years

this golden haze was living in me

days and nights were drifting

but i am alone again

 

i’m healing you’re still make believing

running from your feelings

burning through the ceiling

 

it won’t take me long

past lives are gone

move on

 

and the years will push you farther from my mind

 

i’m honest with myself through all this

floating through the moments

but you’d never know it

 

my mind is backward space and timeless

fading from your memory

until you just forget me

 

it won’t take me long

past lives are gone

move on

 

and the years will push you farther from my mind


come back

you live in a world that you built yourself

where you can pretend that you're someone else

and i'm happy enough to come for a visit

to turn off my brain for even a minute

 

so i come back, come back here for more

 

and everything is all alright

i'm just a wave riding in the tide

but i have to get back to my place in the real world

where reality drowns me and all other people

 

so i come back, come back here for more

 

i told myself a thousand times

that i need to get you out of my life

all the lies that you tell yourself

well they can get used on someone else

who am i kidding i'm still the king of self deception

i'm never leaving, i'm never leaving

 

so i come back, come back here for more


lucid dreams

i just want a life that's easy to live

but i don't want to sleep through it

come back down the world you found

is over now, it's over now

 

dreams coming to an end

just let me stay here, let me lay here

don't pretend the world's your friend

it's lonely here, but only here

 

don't go make me your pillow

weightless we'll run to the moon

we'll make it home before breakfast

we're naked but nobody else is

let's go back 2 million years

see what t-rex was afraid of

if i wake up do me a favor

just sleep in and fill me in later


chaos

everyone is here to help me

i’m afraid of what is healthy

finding comfort in the noise that keeps me quiet

 

the chaos that controls my life

lies that keep me satisfied

a tradeoff I can never find

the chaos that controls my life

 

i do what i do

whatever they say

i don’t need the truth

to get in the way

 

holding on to what is not real

push away the pain i don’t feel

i do anything to make sense of this madness

 

the chaos that controls my life

lies that keep me satisfied

a tradeoff I can never find

the chaos that controls my life

 

i do what i do

whatever they say

i don’t need the truth

to get in the way


want this

i’m just a prisoner i’m trapped in my mind

but if anyone asks me ya i’m doing fine

i find new ways to always get in my way

but it’s all that i‘ve known so i guess it’s ok

 

i hear the voices and i know all their names

of course you do man they come from inside your brain

i guess that makes us insane

 

why you always so fucking neurotic?

take control ya you know you want it

nothing ever changes till you’re honest

fine, ok, i’ll get right on it

i’ll get right on it

 

the first thing i do is second guess myself

but in my self-defense so everyone else

i can’t keep track of all these versions of me

we are whatever the hell you want us to be

 

i hear the voices and they all know my name

they’re never going away

 

why you always so fucking neurotic?

take control ya you know you want it

nothing ever changes till you’re honest

fine, ok i’ll get right on it

i’ll get right on it

 


on the fence

gold dreams

i'm in the moment

wasted on back and forth

slow chase

but i could never hold you

i was too late, too late to care

 

i don't wanna let this go

but i could never let you know

i don't wanna let this go

but i don't wanna lose control

 

re-think

my mind is always open

i can't hold on to anything

crawl to

another indecision

that will haunt you, haunt you again

 

i don't wanna let this go

but i could never let you know

i don't wanna let this go

but i don't wanna lose control

 

cuz everyone's as expert when they're talking to me

their minds are filling in the gaps they wanna believe

but i'm on the fence

 

i don't wanna let this go

but i could never let you know

i don't wanna let this go

but i don't wanna lose control


drift

can you feel the sting

of winter’s dying breath

blowing off your skin

until there’s nothing left

 

the sea will beat the land

turn mountains into sand

all your blood and bones

will drift away from home

 

summer welcomes in

every king who’s crowned

folding in the wind

returning to the ground

 

the sea will beat the land

turn mountains into sand

all your blood and bones

will drift away from home

 

the sea that beat the land

turned mountains into man

all our blood and bones

will drift into unknown

 


bend

she fed me lines to keep me blind

and i was happy just to eat them

the wheels fell off connect the dots

enjoy your freedom

 

no one could ever hold you

(but you turn into sand)

i know because i tried to

(in the palm of my hand)

nobody ever sees her

(now you’re bending the rules)

the grass is always greener

(so that you never lose)

 

you always want too much

you always want too much

 

left in the dark

that was her art

i’m always the last to know the reasons

go off to find the next in line

before you leave him

 

no one could ever hold you

(but you turn into sand)

i know because i tried to

(in the palm of my hand)

nobody ever sees her

(now you’re bending the rules)

the grass is always greener

(so that you never lose)

 

you always want too much

you always want too much

i was never never enough

you always want too much