GET TO KNOW: Lawrence Alexander
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After originally breaking through with his much-loved debut EP 'Naked' in 2021, New York-based artist Lawrence Alexander makes his eagerly-awaited return to deliver his pulsing new single 'Doors'.
Channelling a wonderfully fresh and buoyant R&B aesthetic once again, 'Doors' makes for a wonderfully rich and alluring listen. With his tender voice layered across a progressive production throughout, he is certainly looking to lure us in with this emotive new outing.
So with the new single available to stream now, we sat down with him to find out more about his background and influences over the years.
What was the first band or artist you fell in love with?
I can remember watching Michael Jackson pop onto the stage from under it and how huge of an impact that had on me.
Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did they sound like?
Me and a group of my high school friends formed a gospel group called “Voices as One” and we had a pretty tight harmony! It was definitely giving “Opening act for “Destiny’s Child” vibes lol.
What has been your primary inspiration in writing music?
At first I just wanted to make fun music, music I wanted to hear. Only now am I starting to truly turn within.
What is a song you wish you had written yourself?
It might be because I’m from Kansas, lol, but my favourite song will always be “Somewhere Over the Rainbow “. Such a simple sweet evenly written melody, and yet forever timeless.
If there was any moment in your career you could relive, what would it be?
This might sound weird, but this moment right now is pretty damn perfect!
Which artist would you most love to share a stage with?
I’d LOVE to share the stage with the fabulous LIZZO! She has so much amazing energy! And I know the crowd would LIVE!
And is there an artist you would love to collaborate with as well?
I’ve always had a fantasy of doing a duet with Rufus Wainwright!! I admire him a lot!
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
In 5 years I see myself playing the Madison Square Garden! Fingers Crossed!
Lawrence Alexander's new single 'Doors' is available to stream now. Check it out below.