Her new album Pity Party will be released 25 October
Elli Chappelhow
11:18 3rd October 2019

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Remember the days of flip-up phones, and playing Snake on your Nokia while waiting for your bus home? Well now you can relieve those days with the brilliant new lyric video from Liz Lawrence. 

The pithy lyrics of latest release ‘None Of My Friends’ have now been visualised in a very 90s nostalgic and creative way - where her concise observations such as “I talk to you twice a year, on your birthdays and Christmases…and we connect over late-stage capitalist memes” flash up in glittery font and pop up in old-skool Windows text boxes.

Press play here for your dose of technological nostalgia:

The track is a snappy, groovy gem which shows off her effortless demeanour. The inspiration came from talking to friends, both online and in person when she noticed that they all seemed to be in the depths of some kind of emotional crisis, and examining our habits and coping mechanisms -  "I'm not saying I'm any better than that," Lawrence says. "I'm just laughing at how absurd we all are.” For the album, Lawrence has written, recorded and self-produced a defiant and rough-around-the-edges snapshot of her world, from personal experience and anecdotes. "I think almost every generation is scared that their generation is going to be the last one," she says, adding, with a knowing pity party flourish, "but it's quite hard to deny that it feels as if we're hurtling towards disaster."

She’s also announced a run of live dates for February 2020 to support her new album Pity Party, following her support slot with Bombay Bicycle Club, with whom she is a longtime collaborator. Her headline shows are the first with a full live band, and the London show at SET on October 29 is now sold out. 

Catch Liz Lawrence live:

29 - London, SET

19 - London, Colours
20 - Manchester, Deaf Institute
21 - Glasgow, Broadcast

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