Perspective (Lawson album)

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Perspective
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Studio album by Lawson
Released 8 July 2016
Recorded March 2014 – March 2016
Genre Pop rock
Label Polydor, Global Talent
Lawson chronology
Lawson
(2015)Lawson2015
Perspective
(2016)
Singles from Perspective
  1. "Roads"
    Released: 24 May 2015
  2. "Money"
    Released: 18 March 2016
  3. "Where My Love Goes"
    Released: 13 May 2016
  4. "Used to Be Us"
    Released: 1 July 2016

Perspective is the second studio album released by four-piece British band Lawson. The album was released on 8 July 2016.[1] The album was preceded by the singles "Roads", "Money" and "Where My Love Goes". The album was recorded over the course of two years. Initial recording took place between March 2014 and April 2015; with additional recording sessions taking place between January and March 2016. The album introduces a more progressive and adult sound for the band, incorporating elements of synthpop amongst a heavier selection of electronic guitars.

Background[edit]

Singer Andy Brown said of the album title; "The word "Perspective" was the perfect album title, you know with everything I've been through personally over the last few years health-wise and changing perspective on life, so couldn't have been more perfect for me."[2] The standard version of the album was released via iTunes[3] while an exclusive version of the album containing seven bonus tracks was released as part of a box set through the band's official store.[4]

Singles[edit]

  • "Roads" was the first single to be released from the album on 24 May 2015. The single reached number 11 on the UK Singles Chart.[5]
  • "Money" was released as the album's second single on 18 March 2016. The single did not chart as well as its predecessor, and did not peak inside the top 100.
  • "Where My Love Goes" was released as the album's third single on 13 May 2016. The music video was released on 19 May, and depicts Andy proposing to his girlfriend, Joey McDowall.[6]

Track listing[edit]

Perspective — Standard edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Perspective" (intro)
  • Andy Brown
  • Joel Peat
  • Brown
  • Peat
1:11
2."We Are the Fire"
John Fields4:08
3."Money"
Fields2:49
4."Where My Love Goes"
  • Brown
  • Tim Woodcock
Woodcock3:42
5."Rio"
  • Brown
  • Fitzgerald
  • Schwartz
Fields4:15
6."When I'm Old"
  • Brown
  • Fitzgerald
  • Joe Caleb
  • David Dawood
Fields3:04
7."Only Water"
Fields4:16
8."Lion's Den"
  • Brown
  • Adriano Buffone
  • Gerard O'Connell
Fields3:26
9."Roads"
  • Brown
  • Duck Blackwell
  • Fitzgerald
Fields3:37
10."I Look Anyway"
  • Brown
  • Fitzgerald
  • Sommerdahl
Fields3:51
11."Used to Be Us"
  • Brown
  • Blackwell
Fields3:53
12."Love & War"
  • Brown
  • Fitzgerald
  • Woodcock
Fields3:54
Total length:42:06

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Scottish Albums (OCC)[7] 13
UK Albums (OCC)[8] 23

Release history[edit]

Regions Dates Format(s) Label(s)
Australia 7 July 2016 Digital download, CD Polydor, Global Talent
United Kingdom 8 July 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://store.hmv.com/music/lawson
  2. ^ "Lawson (@LawsonOfficial) - Twitter". Retrieved 8 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Perspective by Lawson on iTunes". Retrieved 8 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "Lawson - Home". Lawson. Archived from the original on 1 February 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "Artist - 7476 - Lawson". Official Charts Company. 13 July 2015. Retrieved 6 July 2016. 
  6. ^ "Lawson - Where My Love Goes". Lawson on YouTube. 19 May 2016. Retrieved 8 July 2016 – via YouTube. 
  7. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 16 July 2016.