By Vee D
Laurence Murray Project recorded their sophomore release NPD at the UK’s most remote recording studio: Black Bay Studio on the Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland. This setting helped create a sense of intrigue and mystery to this stunning psychedelic and rock-infused single.
Featuring swirling twelve-string guitar parts, vibraphone, and audacious drums reminiscent of the late 60s and 70s Psychedelia, NPD is both pleasing on the ear and edgy with Laurence Murray’s gritty vocal summoning smoky emotions. Lyrically, the track involves a dark take on themes of deceit, infidelity, and delusion, whilst adventurous instrumentation and percussion parts create an apt musical backdrop for an exploration of the complications and intricacies involved in a modern-day romantic relationship.
On the single, Murray explains, “NPD is ultimately a track about duplicity and how we are all susceptible to manipulation at any given time. It’s about having a light bulb moment where many seemingly small & insignificant red flag moments come together at once to create a much larger picture.“