Lawrence Chang | When So Late Becomes So Early

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When So Late Becomes So Early

by Lawrence Chang

Endearing debut album. Think: a dash of Dave Matthews, plus a touch of Eric Clapton, with some smart, poetic lyrics.
Genre: Pop: Today's Top 40
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Second Thinking
4:07 $0.99
2. Glares and Yells
4:23 $0.99
3. Matador
3:57 $0.99
4. Mere Miles
4:41 $0.99
5. Finding Forward
3:21 $0.99
6. What Happens Now
4:21 $0.99
7. Taciturn
3:38 $0.99
8. Burden of the Second
5:17 $0.99
9. Buried in Motion
3:12 $0.99
10. Lovers Laze
4:18 $0.99
11. Dream of All Ages
5:21 $0.99
12. Liturgical Blues
3:31 $0.99
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Album Notes

Singer-songwriter Lawrence Chang's solo debut album gradually disarms while imploring, explaining, and reproving. Emotive and expressive vocals share heart-felt lyrics about the working life, filial unease, challenges of faith, and love in the modern world. Story-telling at times, poetic at others, the songs are always thoughtful and always grounded with something stirring to say.

"Chang is remarkably poetic for an MIT graduate with a degree in electrical engineering..." -- Jennifer Layton,

Lawrence draws from his eclectic background as an award-winning playwright, liturgical guitarist, and high-tech engineer to create a truly unique album. "When So Late Becomes So Early" resonates with a sincerity and naturalness characteristic of his poems, plays, and acoustic guitar. Lawrence's musical influences include Dave Matthews, Eric Clapton, the Cure, U2, Counting Crows, Jars of Clay, Arizona's Rick and Steve, and fingerstyle guitarists like Preston Reed, Laurence Juber, and Peter Finger.



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R Shrivastava

Truly Original!
I highly recommend this CD. All of the songs are great. Chang’s voice is a little bit like that of Axl Rose when he sings ballads. I kept repeating "Matador" and "Burden of the Second" because I related most to these tunes. "Matador" could have been about some of my bosses in prior industries. "Burden of the Second" applies to almost every second-generation immigrant I know. The word "second" therefore has a double meaning. The burden to succeed is what I have heard others discuss. Chang’s mention of the burden to be happy is quite original and made me think deeply.

"Second Thinking" conjured up memories of moving in general to a new town and leaving college. "Mere Miles" and "Dream of All Ages" were amazing. "Mere Miles" skillfully uses similes and metaphors with celestial objects and I enjoyed the comparisons. "Dream of All Ages" took me back to Sept 11th and the war in Iraq. I suppose it would hold different meaning for older generations, perhaps of the Cold War and Vietnam. The instrumentals were appropriately haunting and it was my favorite song. I am looking forward to Chang’s next CD release!

NN - Phoenix, Arizona

Wow..I find myself humming "Matador" for quite a while after listening to that song in this CD.
An exhilarating guitarist, imaginative song architecture and unique lyrics are things you will find in this "Must-get-and-listen-to" CD . I love it! Thank you, Lawrence! I'll be waiting for your next release.

Wendy Chen

An Original, Provocative CD - I love it!
I love the lyrics- good sensibility-- often moody, a bit sad, but so real. The sounds are pleasant and original, a lot of little surprises everywhere. My fav are What Happens Now, Taciturn, and Matador--- thumbs up!