“If This is the Last Time” by LANY
The sentimental foundation of LANY’s “If This is the Last Time” is based on the singer respecting mortality, if you will. That is to say he understands that no one is promised tomorrow, and his loved ones can go any day. Owing to this, he is addressing two people who are dear to him, that being his mom and dad. And in the process he expresses love and appreciation for the way they raised him, i.e. the sacrifices they made and the lessons they imparted. And again, he is doing so within the context of being mature enough to understand that his current interaction with them could be “the last time” they ever actually meet.
“If this is the last time, please come close”
The members of LANY (L. Priest, J. Goss and P. Klein) wrote this song alongside J. Reynolds, D. Smyers and S. Sloan.
The entire band is also credited with producing the track in conjunction with K. Henry and T. Johnson.
Polydor Records came out with this song on 1 July 2020, making it the second single issued from LANY’s “Mama’s Boy” album. “Good Guys” was the album’s first single.
A Love Letter to Loved Ones
According to the band, this song is “a love letter to family”. Having said this, they entreated their fans to call their parents and loved ones and not to waste time in doing so. And why? Because no one knows what will happen tomorrow.