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Lawrence Arabia shares 4th Singles Club track 'A Little Hate'

16 May 2018 - 0 Comments

One of New Zealand’s most acclaimed songwriters returns to releasing music, but in a new way. Feeling strangled by music industry release norms of premieres, deadlines and embargoes on his music, Lawrence Arabia decided to take a step closer to his fans sending them his new music as he makes it.

Fans are still able to join the Singles Club for early access here:  https://lawrencearabia.bandcamp.com/album/lawrence-arabias-2018-singles-club

The rest of us just need to wait until for a few weeks until the wheels of industry have churned the new music through its machinery, which for Single No.4 - is today!

Welcome to A Little Hate with Heather Mansfield (The Brunettes) on shared vocals and Liam Finn on drums.

Abstract:

Kind of an aggro driving song about internet trolls.

Listen to Lawrence Arabia's A Little Hate


One Unique Creature

Production Notes:

Mercifully, this was one of those songs that didn't ever really descend into a bitter wrestling match with the muse.

I made the first demo sometime in late 2017, and apart from not having the middle section and last verse, it pretty much came out as you hear it. Drum machine and horrible distorted guitar was the gist.

Once I'd completed the horrendously difficult One Unique Creature, I asked Liam Finn to record a real drum part at his place in Los Angeles which came out pretty darn brilliantly, and provided the basis to re-record all the original demo instruments as more of a linear performance.

All the rest of the tracking was a joy cos it meant I got to play with one of my favourite musicians and friends via magic headphones.

The one finishing touch was to ask my friend Heather Mansfield, the former singer of The Brunettes, to add her voice to mine, mostly in unison, to the whole reverby noisy mess. It just needed it!

So there you have it – A Little Hate.


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