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Lawrence Rothman Announces New Two-Part Album, Shares Lucinda Williams Duet

Wednesday, 21 October 2020 Written by Sophie Williams

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Lawrence Rothman has confirmed details of their forthcoming two-part album.

'Good Morning, America' and its accompanying spoken word record 'Not A Son' will drop on January 29, 2021 via KRO Records. 

The announcement arrives in conjunction with lead single Decent Man, a piano-led duet with folk legend Lucinda Williams. The rousing track sees the pair showcase their rich tones as they address the political division in the US over dark, swelling strings. Rothman said: 

"Right-wing US Politicians are more so than ever using religion and faith to manipulate and control our free will, puling 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 belabor 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 honor to have her accompany me on this song."

The release will mark the first LP from the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter since their debut, 2017's critically lauded 'The Book Of Law'. 

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