Lawrence Rothman Shares “LAX” ft. Amanda Shires

Lawrence Rothman shares new track "Lax" featuring Amanda Shires. The track is off the multi-artist's album The Plow That Broke The Plain
Lawrence Rothman album cover art // photo by: Brendan Burton

Multi-artist Lawrence Rothman, has shared new song, “LAX,” featuring Amanda Shires.The track was inspired by a trip Rothman took to Tennessee, where they stayed in a historic cabin outside of Nashville once inhabited by Leonard Cohen in the late ‘60s. It was during this trip/visit that Rothman was rushed to the hospital, an experience that led them to reflect on their near-fatal battle with anorexia and the pain, denial and self-destruction they experienced because of it.

“LAX” is off Rothman’s forthcoming album, The Plow That Broke the Plains, which will be released April 26 on KRO Records. Ahead of the release, Rothman has shared two additional songs: “Poster Child” (written with and guitars by Jason Isbell) and the title track. Born in St. Louis, MO and now based between Los Angeles and Nashville, Lawrence is known for their genre-bending work, which includes their most recent album, 2021’s acclaimed Good Morning, America (feat. Lucinda Williams, Amanda Shires, Marissa Nader, Girlpool, etc) as well as their work as a producer and songwriter for artists including Angel Olsen, Margo Price, Amanda Shires, Kali Uchis, Kim Gordon, SASAMI, Soccer Mommy and more.

Rothman elaborates on “Lax”:

“Constant bombardment by media images and social pressure can cause you to feel uncomfortable about your body and the way you look. Product after product to stay thin, social media encouraging people to not only get thin, but be dangerously thin. The ‘starving the body perfection’ that went around social media really took me under and it hurts me to admit, but I got caught up in the web of wanting to look like images that were mostly likely photoshopped. One of the root issues of eating disorders is perfection and people-pleasing, I found myself going to Walgreens and buying up LAXatives hence the ‘LAX’ title and weight loss pills. So many that my stomach started bleeding. On social media, you have to look like this, your body has to be shaped this way or you’re ugly. And product after product is thrown at you to stay thin.

Amanda and I have been working together the last 3 years, I produced her album Take It Like A Man and Loving You with Bobbie Nelson. We have a great musical bond and wonderful friendship. It made sense to have a close friend lend their voice to such a vulnerable song. Plus, I’m a huge fan of her delicate but powerful voice!”

Lawrence Rothman
The Plow That Broke The Plains
RKO Records

1. Yesterday Tomorrow
2. LAX (feat. Amanda Shires)
3. Poster Child
4. The Plow That Broke The Plains
6.Twin Flames
7.Dreams Die Hard
8. Never A Right Time
9. R. Blood (feat. SG Goodman)
10. Don’t Hang Up On Me
11. Drugstore Bummin
12. Doesn’t Work Like That
13. No Vacancy

Lawrence Rothman 2024 Tour Dates

April 25—Los Angeles, CA—The Lodge Room
April 26—Santa Cruz, CA—The Atrium at the Catalyst
April 27—San Francisco, CA—The Lost Church
April 28—Folsom, CA—Folsom Hotel
April 29—Reno, NV—Holland Project
May 1—Seattle, WA—Tractor Tavern
May 2—Portland, OR—Show Bar
May 3—Willamina, OR—Wildwood Hotel
May 8—Costa Mesa, CA—The Wayfarer
May 9—San Diego—Soda Bar
May 10—Phoenix, AZ—Dirty Drummer
May 11—Tucson, AZ—Club Congress
May 12—Pioneertown, CA—Pappy and Harriet’s
May 18—Nashville, TN—The Basement

Pre-order The Plow That Broke The Plains by Lawrence Rothman HERE


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