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Girls announce release of new song “Lawrence” on heart-shaped vinyl

By ; November 7, 2011 at 11:42 AM 

Girls are riding high off the success of their second LP Father, Son, Holy Ghost, and buzz about them has probably never been higher, so what better time to release a brand new song than right now? “Lawrence” is a song written about/to Felt, Denim and Go Kart Mozart frontman and songwriter, Lawrence. Below you can read a letter written by Girls’ front man Christopher Owens to Lawrence, which explains everything you need to know about how the song came to be.

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

“Lawrence” will be release on December 6th on red, heart-shaped vinyl limited to 1000 copies. You can pre-order it now from here. Otherwise it will be available digitally.

UPDATE: Check out “Lawrence” here:


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