LAWRENCE ROTHMAN ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM THE BOOK OF LAW OUT OCTOBER 13
VIA DOWNTOWN/INTERSCOPE RECORDS
+ SELF-DIRECTED VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE WOLVES STILL CRY
WITH CREATIVE DIRECTION FROM FLORIA SIGISMONDI
“The haunted croons of Lawrence Rothman feel like taking a Oxy after an evening of drinking beer and putting on a Bob Dylan record on a turntable whose belt is running a little slow… It’s fucking good.”
“Rothman is like Ariel Pink if he joined Odd Future … Rothman reaches deep and low – think Tyler, the Creator if he was an R&B loverman, or Leonard Cohen doing 808s and Heartbreak”
– THE GUARDIAN UK
“Lawrence Rothman specializes in eccentric R&B that has the potential to rival Grimes”
“It’s mesmerizing in repetitive doses … It’s substantial.”
Los Angeles songwriter/producer/artist Law
His first song from the album Wolves Still Cry begins the journey through Lawrence’s alters and features background vocals by How To Dress Well.
Two years in the making, the dark and triumphant album is an incredibly personal body of work about struggle and discovery of oneself. The project embodies the nine physical & emotional alters of Lawrence – as if the Cindy Sherman of the music world with a different alters for every video (all directed by the revered director Floria Sigismondi (David Bowie, Björk, Marilyn Manson, Justin Timberlake, etc).
Though multi instrumentalist Rothman played many of the instruments himself on the album he and Raisen were able to recruit the talents of Dennis Hamm (Thundercat, Flying Lotus) on piano, Pino Paladino and Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) on bass along with Carla Azar (Autolux) and Stella Mozgawa (War Paint) on drums. He had no relationship with any of these musicians prior to the recording of the album. They were all cold called by Raisen after late night recording sessions by the two dreaming and lamenting on who would be best for certain songs.
WOLVES STILL CRY – OUT NOW
THE BOOK OF LAW – OUT OCTOBER 13