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EP review: Lawrence Taylor's Poor Boy

by Alley Richardson. Published Mon 17 Jun 2019 17:42, last updated: 17/06/19

Uber sensitive, Lawrence Taylor pulls you headlong into his latest EP Poor Boy, with his sultry vocals seducing you with every delicious word.

Displaying an open vulnerability from the outset, the song begins with the simplest of questions “Would you still love me if I was a poor boy?” there's a longing for clarification. With the opening of doors and new opportunities in front the question of who is really there to enrich the light or who just wants bathe beneath it.

There’s a stark contrast between Poor Boy and an earlier release for the EP, No Messiah, with it’s languid meditative tone, an acceptance that we are all helpless at times. Mirroring times and struggles within his own life yet flawlessly delivered that sounds almost magical.

Birmingham born singer-songwriter, Lawrence made his debut in 2015 with Bang Bang clocking up over a quarter of a million streams a day at its height, helped along by extensive airplay from BBC 1’s Annie Mac as well as plays from Zane Lowe on Beats1 Radio not to mention winning himself an army of eager fans hungry for those sizzling good looks and sensual voice.

Championed by the likes of Clash, Wonderland, Q and fashion brands such as Tom Ford heightening his visibility in the spotlight and touring the UK with Birdy and Zella Day, performing at the Reading and Leeds festival and SXSW.

Taking a break from live performances Taylor has been exploring new sounds and techniques. Not wanting repetition of his previous work he wanted to start from scratch and deliver something fresh and new.

Its been a slow process and a considerable gap between releases but great things come slowly and real creativity must never be rushed.

Having just supported Hunter And The Beat across the EU/UK and is confirmed to play at Jigsaw festival in London this August and will support Tears For Fears in Germany it’s now time for Lawrence is now embrace his success and begin a whole new journey with a fantastic future in front of him.



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