Alternative electropop act LANY have had a great start to their career – but the trio don’t want to be forgotten after a few hits and nothing else.

Their frontman Paul Klein is determined that the band will make music that matters.

“I guess a lot of things are here today and gone tomorrow, whether music or fashion or culture in general,” he says, as the band get ready to hit the QMU tomorrow night.

“It’s the stuff that matters that stands the test of time. I’ve been thinking a lot about how there’s things in music you can do to skip steps, like having a big name collaboration or writing songs specifically for radio, so you can kind of play the game.

“But it always comes back to whether that matters to you, and we just want to make things with a lot of conviction. In the end, that will pay off.”

It’s already paying off quite well for Paul and his cohorts, drummer Jake Goss and keyboards and guitars man Les Priest. Paul had worked on several songs for a solo career when he decided to scrap that and team up with his friends. Just a month after forming the band uploaded two tracks online, Hot Lights and Walk Away, and a buzz started to grow around them.

After a trio of well received EPs, they dropped their first album earlier this year, something that Paul believes is a major achievement for the trio.

“It’s still special to have an album out,” he says.

“I mean, it’s still on Spotify and you can stream tracks from it, but you can’t be anybody’s favourite band without an album. You don’t hear people talking about their favourite EP, so you gotta give people something to work with, and that comes with putting out an album. We’ve given them an entire body of work to dive into.”

That body of work is mostly centred around the beats created by Les and Jake, and the melodies and lyrics dreamed up by Paul. However he might never have found himself in this position had it not been for a school teacher who suggested he had a flair for writing.

“I really enjoy the lyrical side of things, and saying things in a different way,” explains the singer, who is dating pop star Dua Lipa.

“You’re painting a picture in people’s heads. I find the challenge of doing that to be pretty enjoyable, even during the times when I am completely stuck. Instead of hating writer’s block, I have learned to love it, and to try again and again.

“I had an English teacher in the ninth grade who really pushed me to write, and I started to write a ton after that. I became really obsessed with grammar and how words fit together, so she really changed my life.”

The singer also believes that modern music is an exciting time, with plenty of opportunities to be inspired by all sorts of styles, rather than be stereotyped as just one genre.

“It’s fun to make music right now because anything goes,” he adds.

“Everyone seems open to anything now. I was all over the place growing up – I loved R n’ B to start with, and then I got really into singer songwriter stuff. I think John Mayer is one of the greatest singer-songwriters of his generation and I listened to him so much, and then I really got into smooth jazz a lot.”

Paul’s also keen to get back to Glasgow, because a previous visit didn’t go to plan.

“It was the first date of our tour and we had some technical difficulties and things went all over the place a bit,” he says.

“So it will be really cool to come back and play a proper show. It’ll be good to make up for that.”

LANY, QMU, tomorrow, £12.50, 7pm