San Francisco indie rockers Girls release brand new song “Lawrence.”
Girls will release a new song “Lawrence” December 6th digitally and on limited heart-shaped vinyl; lead singer Chris Owens released a long letter, which you can read below, citing the song is a gift to Lawrence Hayward – the frontman for UK groups Felt, Denim, and Go Kart Mozart. Though the physical and digital release of “Lawrence” is set for early December, the track is now online and can be streamed below.
Along with the release of “Lawrence,” the group also announced three new U.S dates which will follow their extensive November European tour . The group announced shows at the Music Box in Los Angeles (12/06), the Galaxy Theatre in Santa Ana (12/07), and New York City’s Terminal 5 (1/14/12).
Check out the note from Owens and “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"