Creating an album doesn’t always start off with the thought of making one. Instead, it may begin as a form of self-expression: producing records simply to process the pure emotion that surges in challenging times like these. In the case of Maxim Lany, it’s most definitely the latter. And his debut album, ‘Closer, You’re Not Alone’, has come to express his feelings during lockdown and his hopes for a positive world where people can dance together again.
Having honed his sound for over a decade, Lany’s international breakthrough came in 2019 when Armin van Buuren and Maykel Piron’s label Armada Music released his single ‘Renaissance’. Praised by Mixmag and supported by the likes of David Guetta, Solomun, Kölsch and Tale Of Us, ‘Renaissance’ became one of the year’s biggest hits. To date, the track has accumulated more than 2.5 million streams, capturing the imagination of audiences across the globe.