The first single from the forthcoming album, called Absolute Truth, is A Lake and can be listened to here:
The Line of Best Fit premiered the single and writes that A Lake "is a confident, assured sound and the overall feeling that he's finally happened upon the sound that works for him: one that's simultaneously wistful, meandering and perfectly compact...with tracks as strong as this, there's every chance that Lawrence Arabia’s new album will give him the worldwide recognition his music deserves."
James Milne of Lawrence Arabia describes the single as follows:
"A Lake" is one of those songs about absolutely nothing and consequently everything, tied together by a straight down the barrel chorus about a long-term relationship, specifically mine. Where the guitar solo is at the end was once an ill-conceived terminal cancer metaphor which I mercifully had removed before it could kill the whole song. I think the solo's much better."
In addition to announcing the new single and album, Lawrence Arabia has also signed to Flying Nun Records, who are very proud to be releasing the album worldwide in July 2016.
"A Lake" Recording Credits:
Drums - Riki Gooch
Violins - Jess Hindin and Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper
Everything Else - James Milne
Co-production and Engineering - Mike Fabulous at World Of Sound in Gracefield, Lower Hutt, Aotearoa/NZ."