Lawrence Rothman Summons Graham Parsons In His New Video
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Los Angeles-based Lawrence Rothman is more than a singer-songwriter—he's a visual artist. He's been working on a full-length album with Justin Raisen expected for release sometime in 2016 via Downtown Records. Guest features on the project include Angel Olsen, Kim Gordon, Charli XCX, and Ariel Pink.
Today, we're premiering the official music video for "USERS." It marks the third alter from the album, co-stars SOKO, and it was filmed at the hotel room in Joshua Tree where '60s alt-country legend Graham Parsons overdosed and died.
"I wrote the beginning stages of the song in this room a year before we shot there," Rothman told us in an email. "It is a snapshot of a larger long-form piece Floria [Sigismondi] and I are creating around my alters. The two characters in the video are unaware of what they are doing, they're stuck in a state between a dream and waking, much like a lucid dream."
Watch the video below, and also check out Rothman's newly released "24 Hour Church" mixtape.