You Can't Shake "This Feeling," With Lawrence D.'s Debut

Lawrence D. is an Independent artist born and raised in the heart of Nashville, TN. Singing since the tender age of 2 years old, Lawrence D. began performing in church and other local entertainment outlets such as the Nashville Opera, and local theatre companies, which worked towards the drive that he takes with him into his own artistry today.

Exploring a unique Pop sound true to his artistic spirit, Lawrence D. has fashioned his latest single “This Feeling,” in a manner that reflects nostalgic Pop hues. Stimulated by the uncanny resonance that 80’s inspired synths bring forth, the amplified energy springing from the instrumentation transfixes you on the infectious grooves portrayed by Lawrence D. himself. The foreboding depth of the musical components feasts upon the reverberated vocalization that Lawrence D. exudes as his distant croons ooze gripping emotion.

Although reminiscent of eras before him, the waves of nostalgia that drip from “This Feeling,” nods towards the modern-day sound that R&B artist The Weeknd portrays in his newer musical creations. Rejoicing at the mesmerizing chorus where triumph seeps into each component heard, there is a vast array of uplifting tenors that get incorporated as the music intensifies. Harmonies come brimming as the victorious motif of “Can you stop this feeling?” flows with a riveting juxtaposition.

Being the debut single from Lawrence D., the top-tier production quality emphasizes the professionalism that is locked into the virtuosity of him as an emerging artist. Honing in on his craft and producing a well-developed sound that his fan base is eager to put on repeat, Lawrence D. is off to a grand start as he solidifies his place in the music industry.

Welcome to BuzzMusic, Lawrence D. Your debut single “This Feeling,” brings a hefty amount of energy to the table, and we’re here for it! What led you to make this song your debut as an artist? What does it say about you as a creative and individual?

My producer and I were in the studio in Nashville, TN and we were just vibing and listening to different tracks that he had in his vault and we stumbled upon this track that instantly clicked with me. I immediately got lost in the drums and 80’s synths and it took me back to the music my parents played to me when I was a little boy. It felt right for it to be my first single because I wanted to show the fun, entranced, more sensual side of me. I wanted my listeners to get up and start dancing and grooving to the bass and 80’s groove to the song. I would say as a creative and individual it shows that I’m not afraid to try something new and think out of the box. This Feeling shows a completely new side of me that I never let other people hear or see. So I guess it says that I'm learning to be more daring and pushing the envelope.

With such a polished sound, could you please take us into the creative process that brought “This Feeling,” to life?

I wanted the sound to be completely 80’s. Especially with the synths, guitar, bass, and drums. I wanted it to be powerful yet faded and entranced. The drums and the bass is really the heartbeat of the song. I didn’t want the listeners to lose the momentum of the song. The lyrics (George Hardimon, Dorian Lackey, Ian Osborne, Justin Johnson, Jovonte Arnold) vibed out in the studio and it was catchy and the words just flowed out effortlessly. Of course, I had an amazing vocal arranger (Marxus Rhodes). So it took an amazing team to do this and I’m grateful for all of them.

What have you learned from your experience of releasing your debut single to the world? Is there anything that you would do differently next time?

What I’ve learned from this experience is to simply have fun. This was an amazing experience and I wouldn’t do anything different. I'm grateful for every step we took.

Every artist has a message to send out to their audience. What is the message that you’re emitting?

The message that I want to send to my audience is to love what you do and do what you love. Don’t waste time on something that will not feed your soul, spirit, and mind. Be brave…take that step to be who you are. Nothing will come easy, gain the work ethic to get what you want. If it was easy everyone would do it, and that is what’s gonna set you apart from the others.

What can fans anticipate to hear next from you?

Well, this song is actually kickstarting my project. I'm planning on releasing the project this year or early next year to tell my story so just be on the lookout.