Lawrence: Superficial

NYC-based band Lawrence, helmed by siblings Clyde and Gracie Lawrence and backed up by a talented slew of musicians (including a three-piece horn section), are driving to Austin this very moment to perform over the next three days at SXSW, before continuing on to the West Coast. For those missing out, their debut album Breakfast will keep those pop, soul and funk cravings satiated. “Superficial” is a one of the standouts, a track on which Clyde rips an unusual plethora of songwriters who seem to end up writing revengeful songs about girls who rejected them in middle or high school. “If you’re really so cool now, why are you so consumed with this grudge you’re holding from years ago,” he explains to CH. “Shouldn’t you have better things to think about?” It’s refreshing to have lame songwriters called out for once and Clyde can’t help throw a dig at himself, too, towards the end, when he thinks about his own past misfortunes: “I might forget, because I’m the bigger man… except to maybe say go fuck yourself.” Sometimes, vengeance is a sweet guilty pleasure.