TT, the solo project of Warpaint’s Theresa Wayman, premieres a new track and video today—watch “I’ve Been Fine” here and stream it here. LoveLaws, the debut album from the vocalist/guitarist/producer, is set for release May 18on LoveLeaks/Caroline International—pre-order ithere.
“I’ve Been Fine” follows “Love Leaks,” released last month to widespread critical acclaim. The New York Times praised its “murky keyboards and deep-bottomed drumbeats that conjure a lounge for lost souls,” continuing, “As a sluggish waltz eventually lurches in to 4/4, she sings about trying to admit the end of a romance; the track suggests how hard it is to break away.”
Wayman has long been at work on her own music between Warpaint tours and her commitments as a single mother. She recorded LoveLaws at her home studio in Los Angeles, on the road, in London and at Warpaint’s L.A. rehearsal space. Wayman plays the majority of instruments on the record—guitar, bass and synth plus programming the drum beats herself. She produced the entire album with her brother Ivan Wayman, with additional production from Dan Carey (Kate Tempest, Bat For Lashes) and Money Mark (Beastie Boys).
Musically, the album explores Wayman’s early interest in beats, baselines and samples—she cites Björk and trip hop as major influences. Wayman took a new approach to writing on LoveLaws: for years, she wrote stream of consciousness and tended to forego revising music or lyrics in the pursuit of a raw, unfussy sound. On LoveLaws, she found herself reworking and polishing ideas, arriving at a sound that is truly her own. As its title suggests, the album finds Wayman examining her romantic ups and downs.
Born and raised in Oregon, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Wayman co-founded Warpaint in Los Angeles 14 years ago. The group’s three albums—2010’s The Fool, 2014’s Warpaint and 2016’sHeads Up—have gone on to receive massive critical acclaim.