At the start of summer 2020, Liz Lawrence left London and moved back to her hometown in the West Midlands. She built a studio from scratch with her dad, a carpenter, on the site where her grandfather’s garden shed had stood unopened for 20 years. She christened it ‘The Coffin’. During that period of upheaval, she completed the album, finishing the album by writing opener and lead single ‘Down For Fun’ off her forthcoming LP, “The Avalanche.”
Full-bodied and cutting, check out the fierce new single “Down For Fun” from Liz Lawrence. With vivid intonation Lawrence is cool and collected, delivering poignant lyrical wordplay in a sonic world chock-full of synth texture. Think Beth Orton meets Sharon Van Etten, and you’ll get the remarkable sonic offering presented here.
“Moving back brought up a lot of complicated feelings, and “Down For Fun“ is about returning to a place I was desperate to leave for so long. It’s definitely the sort of music I would have listened to when I was last walking down these streets though it isn’t nostalgic, it isn’t sentimental. All the subcultures and countercultures I was around were very male-dominated, and this is about feeling like there are other options. It’s the words I needed to hear,” says Lawrence.