Lawrence Matthews – Limelight Honey


Memphis rooted Lawrence Matthews announces his debut album Between Mortal Reach & Posthumous Grip due summer 2024. To celebrate the album’s announcement, Lawrence shares new single “Limelight Honey,” which arrives paired with a stunning self-directed video shot across Memphis, providing a window into everyday life down South.

Speaking more about the meaning behind “Limelight Honey,” Matthews shares, “Memphis is overflowing with talent but it’s also overflowing with compounded experiences of loss personified in your community that feed on your dreams. Memphis can feel like a deep funnel due to the lack of infrastructure and resources that actually advance you and not siphon your gifts. This song is kind of defiant in a way. It’s arrogant. It’s petty. It’s not evolved on the surface but it also acknowledges that this public display of arrogance and contempt doesn’t lead people down the best path.”

On Between Mortal Reach & Posthumous Grip Matthews moves forward toward a healthy and free self, all while reckoning with the extreme environmental stimulus of southern poverty and violence. Though often imagined as opposing forces, the horror and beauty of the south often live in the same space. Matthews navigates this in-between space as an extension of the southern gothic voices with whom he is aligned.