Lawrence, the NYC-based soul-pop outfit led by the brother and sister duo of Clyde Lawrence and Gracie Lawrence, has shared a new live LP, aptly titled The Live Album (Part 1). The live record, culled from recent concerts in Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco prior to the COVID-19 touring shutdown, showcases every aspect of the enchanting chemistry of a Lawrence live show, from the skilled, airtight musicianship of the band to the buttery-smooth dual lead vocals and familial banter between Gracie and Clyde.
In addition to a number of tried-and-true live staples from the band’s original catalog, the album includes a moving reimagining of Doris Day classic “Que Sera, Sera”. The Live Album (Part 1) also closes with a performance of a brand new, previously-unreleased song as performed in Los Angeles—complete with audience participation and Gracie anecdotes centered around the song’s themes of self-love and overcoming insecurities.
The first-ever official release of the new song, “Freckles”, has quickly reached a massive online audience. In the few days since the release of the song and live album, a short clip of the live “Freckles” performance has generated 3 million listens and counting on TikTok. As Clyde Lawrence joked to Live For Live Music about the runaway TikTok success, “I guess people miss live music.”
Whaaaaa our tik tok is blowing up all of a sudden 😱 new vid up now pic.twitter.com/uScvURa03k
— Lawrence (@lawrencetheband) October 24, 2020
Listen to The Live Album (Part 1) by Lawrence on the platform of your choice here or stream it below via Spotify:
Lawrence – The Live Album (Part 1) – Full Album
Keep an eye out for more new content from Lawrence in the coming weeks including live videos from The Live Album (Part 1) and the forthcoming release of the second volume of their live anthology, The Live Album (Part 2). Head over to the Lawrence website for more info.