Today TT, also known as Theresa Wayman, vocalist and guitarist of Warpaint, announces her debut solo album LoveLaws released 18th May on LoveLeaks/Caroline International.
Listen below to brand new track “Love Leaks“.
Warpaint’s touring made it hard to stay on a consistent creative schedule, so she recorded at her home studio, on the road, in London, and in Warpaint’s Los Angeles rehearsal space. She’s a one-woman band on LoveLaws, playing bass, guitar, and synth. She also programmed the drum beats on most of the tracks. Wayman also had a little help from her Warpaint bandmates. She co-produced the album with her brother Ivan Wayman, who contributed his expertise in both engineering and production. Wayman enjoyed the creative independence on LoveLaws because while she loves to collaborate, she says, “It was nice to pilot my own ship.”
LoveLaws reflects Wayman’s growth as a musician. For years, she didn’t much revise lyrics or music because she thought that the first idea was the best. “I don’t want to string a song along and beat it to death. It’s going to sound lifeless if I try to make it perfect. A raw sound is the better sound,” she said in 2016. But she changed when she started having a love-hate relationship with LoveLaws. Wayman became a better artist thanks to this self-awareness. She was “enlightened” by how hard she was on herself. She says, “I now trust that part of myself that second guesses. I could never do that before. When something isn’t quite right, I’ll set it aside and come back to it to make sure I still love it.”
But perhaps more importantly, LoveLaws reflects Wayman’s personal growth over the past 14 years. She’s writing as a mother “coming from a position of what it’s like to have and to get unconditional love.” LoveLaws is also about the ups and downs of romance, viewed through Wayman’s experience as a traveling musician, where the routine can be maddening in its loneliness and where relationships are difficult. The songs were her way of processing this loneliness. “I don’t often meet people, but when I do they aren’t really in my world. I see them for a moment, then that’s it,” she says. “I have to be OK with a transient love life—or more accurately a love life that I can live inside my head.” The result is an album that, in Wayman’s words, is “down tempo, pretty sexy, and a bit emotional. I’m a romantic person in a world where a relationship is difficult. But I also needed to be on my own and not force a relationship.”
TT will support Nick Mulvey on his UK tour:
17.05.18 Wylam Brewery, Newcastle
18.05.18 Albert Hall, Manchester
19.05.18 Colston Hall, Bristol
20.05.18 Princess Pavilion, Falmouth
22.05.18 Royal Albert Hall, London