David Lawrence, the Los Angeles-based composer, songwriter and producer, has released “Nosotros,” a Spanish language tribute album to his mother – the iconic ®Grammy award winning celebrated performer Eydie Gormé. The album features ten classic boleros that helped make his mom a crossover star.
“Nosotros” was produced by David Lawrence & his wife Faye Greenberg, and it was mixed at the legendary Capitol Studios in Hollywood by Al Schmitt and was released on September 6, 2019.
The first single is “Sabor a Mí”, Gorme’s biggest hit with trio Los Panchos, which was written by the famed songwriter Alvaro Carillo Alarcon. Lawrence’s version gorgeously re-works the classic song, honoring his mother’s enormous legacy while showcasing his own musical mastery.
“I will always be sad that I never got to make an album with her,” says Lawrence. “But I’m enormously proud and grateful that I made “Nosotros” for her.”
On his debut album as a performer, Lawrence brings a fresh touch to the songs that his mother recorded for the 21st century without losing the beauty of what makes them timeless. His dynamic vocal style complements the lush musical arrangements, which feature intricate guitar work, strings, colorful harmonies, and much more. The recordings also include collaborations of talented artists: Latin ®Grammy award winning producer, vocalist and trumpet player Linda Breceńo, vocalist Janet Dacal, and guitarist Ramon Stagnaro.
After his mother passed away in 2013, Lawrence received a phone call from W Radio in Miami. They wanted to interview him about his mother and the contributions she made to Latin music. The interviewer described Gormé as one of the very first crossover artists, which left a lasting impression on Lawrence.
A few months after the interview, Lawrence mentioned to his wife and songwriting partner Faye Greenberg that he wanted to find a way to musically honor his mother – a way to connect with her. Since he did not want to revisit her biggest hits from the “Great American Songbook”, his wife suggested that he take a look at her recordings in the Spanish language, especially the ones with the acclaimed trio Los Panchos. As soon as she said it, he knew that was it.