Laurence Made Me Cry, aka emerging Cardiff based multi-instrumentalist Jo Whitby, has released special free track for download from her forthcoming debut album ‘The Diary Of Me’ it’s a collaboration with underground electronica schemer Dementio13.
The collaboration proved to be very fruitful producing two versions of the song ‘Intelligent Mister Toad’ based on the diaries of Kenneth Williams. To celebrate Jo has released a video she has pieced together exquisitely from archive footage, “Intelligent Mister Toad v2 (feat. Dementio13)” haunting refrains stare into the middle distance while chrome, minimal backdrops made of strings, piano notes and gadgetry: buzz and pop to create an affecting mix, enjoy our track of the day below.
As a way to keep fans updated with the progress of the record Jo decided to release one of the versions as a free download.
Laurence Made Me Cry’s first release ‘The Rain Song EP’, an emotive and intimate collecton of folk-inflected songs, was met with postive reviews across the blogosphere in 2011.
After rasing funds using Sponsume, Laurence Made Me Cry is currently busy recording ‘The Diary of Me’, an album exploring the dialogue we all have with our individual inner voice, with various collaborators in and outside the UK. The songs will act as snapshots of days, experiences and thoughts in a similar way a written diary would.
‘The Diary of Me’ will be released in early Spring 2013.
Oct 4th: Heath Street Church, Hampstead, London with Salwa Azar, The Woe Betides and Foura. https://www.facebook.com/events/478590538827103/