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Monday 28 May 2018

TT AKA Theresa Wayman Of Warpaint Creates Whole New Musical Canvass On Debut Solo Album

TT, also known as Theresa Wayman, vocalist and guitarist of Warpaint, has unveiled lead single I've Been Fine, from her recently released début album, LoveLaws

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As TT, Theresa Wayman distances herself from Warpaint's iconic guitar-driven sound; drawing instead inspiration from beats, basslines and samples. 

"I've never wanted to be just a rock person, so I'm finally fulfilling my vision from twenty years ago," she says of the project

The album details the emotional ups and downs of romance, from Wayman's perspective both as a touring musician and as a single mother to a twelve-year-old son.

I've Been Fine is a check point on this journey of self-discovery. Written at the height of vulnerability, the track details the aftermath of a break-up, but more so, how this developed Wayman's sense of self: 


"When you're on your own, it's almost exciting. You can dive back into things that make you who you are." 

The record demonstrates that fourteen years of music and self-exploration have brought Wayman closer to personal and professional fulfilment.

It follows close on the heels of Heads Up, Warpaint's latest album, where they were looking for a way back to the feelings of excitement they got from their early gigs. 

A body of work that captured the spirit of the band's live sound: " .. we knew we wanted to play something dancier, faster and fun."

It took four months to create, with one band member channelling her affections for Bjork: " .. how the Icelandic visionary was able to take huge themes of life experience and make fun, danceable music from it."

The album was preceded by New Song – a disco charmer about how finding a new love is akin to enjoying a tune you can't get out of your head. 

TT's (Theresa Wayman) new album 'Lovelaws', is out now. CLICK HERE for more info.

by: Mike Cobley



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