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8-Piece Soul Pop Group Lawrence Release New Video For “Alibi”

NY-based soul pop group, Lawrence, has shared their new video for “Alibi.” Relix premiered the video today, calling the band “a welcome addition to the current retro-soul revival scene,” and stating the video “effectively captures the spirit of the group.” The video is the latest in a string of recent highlights for the band, led by siblings Clyde and Gracie Lawrence. Tonight, Lawrence headlines a sold-out show at Music Hall of Williamsburg before embarking on a summer tour that includes dates with Lake Street Dive and an appearance at Outside Lands. A full list of dates is below.

Watch “Alibi” (Official Video):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yogyn10PBo&t=14s

The 8-piece horn-driven ensemble is powered by head-turning lead vocals from Clyde and Gracie, who take turns belting out soulful songs rooted in Motown and R&B reminiscent of artists like Carole King, Hall & Oates, and Muscle Shoals. Lawrence formed in 2015 while students at Brown University, and the band retains the charm and unassuming demeanor of college student as demonstrated by their viral live video for “Do You Wanna Do Nothing With Me,” which has accumulated over 400K views. Currently on tour in support of their debut album, Breakfast, Lawrence has garnered a significant live following, earning a performance spot at Hangout Music Festival, Bonnaroo, and Firefly Music Festival. The band has also completed several sold out shows in their New York City hometown and performed with Robert Randolph and the Family Band, and Busty The Bass, among others.

Before forming Lawrence, Clyde and Gracie grew up writing and playing music together as children on the Upper West Side.  At age six, Clyde was admitted as the youngest member to the Songwriters Guild of America for his work on Miss Congeniality (2000) and has composed songs and scores for films such as Miss Congeniality (2000), Music and Lyrics (2007), The Rewrite (2015), and Hard Sell (2016). Gracie has performed in Did You Hear About The Morgans (2009), The Sitter (2011), The Good Wife (2012), and The Americans (2014), as well as Neil Simon’s Broadway production, Brighton Beach Memoirs.

Lawrence Tour Dates

May 11                   Brooklyn, NY                         Music Hall of Williamsburg

May 21                   Gulf Shores, AL                     Hangout Music Festival

June 2                    Birmingham, AL                    Saturn*

June 4                    Huntersville, NC                   Primal Brewery*

June 6                    Lafayette, NY                         Beak and Skiff Apple Orchards*

June 13                  Bethlehem, PA                     Musikfest Café*

June 14                  Dover, DE                              Firefly Music Festival

June 20                  Charleston, SC                      Music Farm*

June 22                  Pittsboro, NC                         Shakori Hills Community Arts Center*

July 11                    Gettysburg, PA                     Majestic*

July 12                    Westbury, NY                        The Space at Westbury*

July 15                    Birmingham, AL                    Sloss Music & Arts Festival

July 21                    Chicago, IL                             Thalia Hall*

July 22                    Centre Hall, PA                     Karoondinha Music & Arts Festival

July 27                    New York, NY                        American Beauty

July 29                    Port Chester, NY                   The Capitol Theatre*

August 12              San Francisco, CA                 Outside Lands

August 14              Columbia, MO                       The Blue Note*

August 16              Dallas, TX                               Granada Theater*

August 17              Fayetteville, AR                    JBGB Music Series*

August 18              Del Mar, CA                           KAABOO Del Ma

*Supporting Lake Street Dive

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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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