LA singer-songwriter Lawrence Rothman has announced details of their new album.
The two-parter, ‘Good Morning, America’ + ‘Not A Son’ - the latter a spoken-word effort, will be released on 29th January.
Lawrence was last seen as producer of The Turning soundtrack, which featured guest spots from Pale Waves, Alison Mosshart, Soccer Mommy, Courtney Love and more.
They’ve today shared the lead track from the record, ‘Decent Man’, featuring Lucinda Williams, and spoken-word number ‘Not A Son’.
“Right-wing US Politicians are more so than ever using religion and faith to manipulate and control our free will,” Lawrence explains of ‘Decent Man’, “pulling us decades backward on abortion rights and equality. The old guard MUST be dismantled. Choosing to be neutral or apolitical at this very moment is a dire mistake. The lifeline of our country is at stake along with our own personal livelihood. To belabour the obvious the current administration from top to bottom is the furthest from being decent men. My daughter around the time of the George Floyd killing, asked me one night “are there any decent men left?” Society’s ills were ever more present to her as our home became the classroom and her social world of school and friends went on pause. I witnessed this young person transform from being a kid inside the bubble of the pre-teen “daydream” to subscribing to the NY Times and LA Times getting active with social justice online and on the street. She inspired me to sit at my kitchen table and write a record that explored the horrifying current American epoch and how old values and traditions have miss -shaped many of us. ‘Decent Man’ was the first song I wrote and the rest came within two weeks. Lucinda Williams’ voice and song have been a constant companion for me during my life’s ups and downs. Her albums have been my family’s soundtrack during these last 6 months. When I wrote ‘Decent Man’ I saw myself on stage trading verses with Lucinda, and it’s a great honour to have her accompany me on this song.”
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