Joseph Lawrence, My Church, My Lady Review
Harmonious Devotion: Joseph Lawrence’s Vocal Mastery in My Church, My Lady
Joseph Lawrence has swiftly made a mark in the music industry. Originally from Ipswich, he relocated to London, immersing himself in the city’s vibrant Jazz scene. His captivating voice garnered attention at iconic venues like Ronnie Scott’s and helped him build a formidable network of talented musicians. It wasn’t long before he signed a partnership with RCA Records, amassing a following of over half a million online. Lawrence then transitioned from playing in bands to shaping his own distinctive sound. His collaboration with industry bigwigs Fryars and Dave Okumu culminated in the EP, Trials of A Dream – Chapter I, released under Sony Music.
Now, he presents his latest offering, “My Church, My Lady.” A song that emanates love and devotion, it captivates with its intricate arrangements. Each song element has a distinct role, yet they all converge harmoniously, portraying a tale of unwavering love and the dilemmas of placing faith in another. Right from the onset, Lawrence’s robust falsetto strikes a chord. As he transitions to his mid-range during verses, his vocal skill is undeniable. He masterfully maneuvers through his multi-octave range, painting vivid emotional landscapes oscillating between darkness and light.
Instrumentally, “My Church, My Lady” is a melodic tapestry. The montuno-inspired piano intricately weaves with the warmth of distorted guitars, underpinned by a rhythm that invites one to dance. The song’s structure showcases varied intensities, providing ample space for Lawrence’s vocals to take center stage. And without a doubt, he shines brilliantly.
For those unfamiliar with Lawrence, like myself, “My Church, My Lady” is a compelling introduction. I’m left eager for more and am particularly excited for a potential full-length album. This is another solid song to Lawrence’s growing and impressive repertoire. That’s the short of it!
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My Church, My Lady
September 29, 2023
Sony Music Entertainment