Lawrence Rothman just released the song and video for “Ain’t Afraid Of Dying”, featuring Marissa Nadler with Carla Azar from Autolux on drums. Lawrence wrote the Leonard Cohen-esque song the day after they learned their best friend was dying of a rare disease. During their final conversation Lawrence’s friend said, “I might be off on my timing but I ain’t afraid of dying.” Lawrence’s debut full length The Book Of Law is due out October 13th on Downtown/Interscope Records.
The Book Of Law was produced by Justin Raisen (Sky Ferreira, Angel Olsen, Charli XCX, Health, Kim Gordon) along with producer YVES and Lawrence Rothman, the album features Marissa Nadler, Angel Olsen and Kristin Kontrol and some of the most unique factions of players seen contributing to one project like Carla Azar (Autolux), Pino Palladino (D’Angelo, NIN, The Who), Stella from Warpaint, Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Dennis Hamm (Thundercat) and How To Dress Well.
Rothman has 9 alter egos and is often described as the Cindy Sherman of music. The alters are a part of Lawrence and are physically manifested within their videos and live shows. This video features the alter Hooky with a cameo by Marissa Nadler. More info on all alters will reveal itself in the coming months.