Christopher Owens, frontman of the indie-pop group Girls, will release a special single on Dec. 6, both digitally and as a red, heart-shaped 7-inch vinyl. The song, entitled “Lawrence,” is Owens’ personal tribute to English musician Lawrence, the leader of Felt, Denim and Go Kart Mozart.
According to Owens, he completed work on “Lawrence” in 2008 — the song is only now seeing a public release. There will only be 1,000 copies of the limited-edition 7-inch single, which follows on the heels of Girls’ acclaimed sophomore album Father, Son, Holy Ghost.
A week ago, Owens sent the song to Lawrence with a personal note attached. In the note, he sang his muse’s praises and professed his love for Felt, adding the song was for him and encouraging him to do whatever he wanted with it:
To make a long story a shorter story, I once wrote this song and wondered what you would sing to it, I could sometimes hear your voice but I didn’t dare write down any words. I never thought for a second you would ever hear it, I wondered if you would like it, all that. I called it Lawrence, after you. To send it to you now is incredible for me, I want to show you I’m thankful. You gave me something to love, or in other words you gave me love itself. You took something that can sometimes feel so common and dull and brought it back to life with so much beauty and verse. You gave me happiness, and you still do.
Pre-order Girls’ “Lawrence” single here.
Girls also announced three more shows for December and January, the dates of which are listed below:
6 — Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Music Box (with Tyde, Melted Toys)
7 — Santa Ana, Calif. @ Galaxy Theatre
14 — New York, N.Y. @ Terminal 5