Listen: Girls Stream New Single “Lawrence”

10 Nov

Girls album, Father, Son, Holy Ghost is still a regular on the office stereo, so we were pretty excited to learn that the band would be releasing a new single before Christmas, and it would be an entirely new track. “Lawrence” (embedded below) will be released on 28 November in the UK (via Turnstile) on limited edition, heart-shaped red 7″ vinyl and in the U.S.A on 12 December (on True Panther Sounds).

The instrumental track is dedicated by Girls’ frontman, Christopher Owens to his Felt counterpart and songwriter, Lawrence Hayward. Hayward is something of a hero to Owens, as he explained in this note to Hayward to accompany the release.

“Dear Lawrence,

I wonder who will be writing me in twenty years, and what they’ll be looking for. Don’t worry, I’m not writing to talk about the things I’m looking for in life, I’ll spare you that. I’m writing to FINALLY be able to send you a song that I wrote in 2008. When I wrote this song I was the guitarist in a band called Holy Shit, Matt Fishbeck (our fearless leader) was the one who turned me on to Felt. I fell in love with your songs, I wouldn’t stop listening, I loved you and Maurice. To make a long story a shorter story, I once wrote this song and wondered what you would sing to it, I could sometimes hear your voice but I didn’t dare write down any words. I never thought for a second you would ever hear it, I wondered if you would like it, all that. I called it Lawrence, after you. To send it to you now is incredible for me, I want to show you I’m thankful. You gave me something to love, or in other words you gave me love itself. You took something that can sometimes feel so common and dull and brought it back to life with so much beauty and verse. You gave me happiness, and you still do. Anyway, I’d just like you to have it, it’s yours, take it as yours. Do anything you want with it. I hope you enjoy listening to it. And all the best to you forever and ever.

With love- Christopher Owens”

The track itself is a delight, a lovely wistful and heartfelt piece of indie-pop. We can’t stop playing it, see what you think and let us know in the comments.

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One Response to “Listen: Girls Stream New Single “Lawrence””

  1. Name (required) November 21, 2011 at 15:58 #

    what a cool, strummy homage 🙂
    i like this chooon…

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