New Release & Video: Liz Lawrence – Navigator

‘Navigator’ is the vivacious new single from Liz Lawrence. A vibrant pop-rock anthem in the making, it lays bare the truths about finding refuge in the love of another. That moment of realisation that sometimes you just need to give yourself over to the help and support being offered. The captivating visual sees Liz solo dancing to her own song in a karaoke booth

Perfectly simple and brilliantly effective, watch the video below…

With its punitive iconography and allusions to St Anthony, the patron saint of lost things, ‘Navigator’ is both an apology (“I’m ashamed of myself for being a dick to you,” runs the contrary, upbeat chorus) and a recognition of salvation. It opens on a powerful image – “Do you remember when I showed up on your doorstep bleeding?” – which is, according to Lawrence, a true story. “I’d fallen and split my lip on the kerb, having tried to start a fight, I think.” While not religious, Lawrence felt that in that darkest of moments, life had intervened. “I did at that point genuinely feel quite saved”

‘Navigator’ is the first single to be taken from Lawrence’s forthcoming new album due for release later this year. It follows a series of self-released double A-side songs throughout 2018: Chainsmoking, Circling Numbers, and The Good Part

In the years since her first outing as a solo artist in 2012 (her debut album Bedroom Hero, sweet folk-pop songs that she had written as a teenager), Liz spent time finding her way again, including time as one half of a pop duo, Cash + David, and singing with her friends Bombay Bicycle Club, which took her on a two-year-long tour around the world. In terms of her solo work, Liz dug deep and discovered her own sound. She taught herself how to produce and soon realised that she had become good enough to make her own music in the way she wanted to make it, on her own terms

The fruits of her labour are brought together for the new record of which she wrote six of the songs in just five days (while holed up in a dilapidated friends’ house in Cornwall) – proving that forcing herself out of her comfort zone and embracing a solitary existence – for a short time at least- reaped huge benefits for her personally and musically