Laurence Murray Project – “Providence”


“Providence” is a catching new track from Laurence Murray Project, channeling a bluesy, soulful vein of rock — reminding of Paul Weller. Enthusiastic guitar twangs and a pulsing key-laden backbone establish an engrossing intro. Smooth vocals plead “tell me your secrets, babe, I wanna get inside,” with a yearning captivation. The vocals and guitar work assume a flowing vigor as the track progresses, with sporadic eruptions of guitar-fronted moments engaging each time.

“We recorded ‘Providence’ at the UK’s most remote recording studio in the Scottish Western isles,” the group writes. “It’s a guitar driven song about dreams and unconditional love.”

Fronted by Edinburgh, Scotland-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Laurence Murray, this project shows ample ability throughout “Providence,” the group’s first studio release. Look for their debut album, Still, later this year.

“Providence” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of February 2021’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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