THE debut single from Laurence Murray Project has dropped today with the upcoming album set down for later this year.

Recorded in the UK's most remote studio, the track Providence lays down a marker for the LP to come.

With generous sprinklings of smooth guitar phrasing and raspy vocals, it is a sound that could populate both high-end wine bars and low-down and dirty basement gigs.

The band, the brainchild of Edinburgh singer-songwriter and guitarist Laurence Murray, takes inspiration from the psychedelic rock acts of the 60s and 70s, such as Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix.

Murray began his music journey in primary school as he picked up the trombone, but eventually gravitated towards the guitar at 12.

He was drawn by the Blues and the stylings of the legendary Stevie Ray Vaughan and devoted his time to his technique.

It wasn't long before he began working on his own vocals and even took a job as a musician with Disney Cruise Line for four years, using his downtime to write material in his cabin.

At the beginning of 2020 prior to the pandemic, Laurence travelled to the Middle East, working as a music and English teacher in refugee camps in Palestine.

The artist feels these experiences helped him to gain "a newfound perspective on life and liberty" that would go on to influence his writing.

Last year, Laurence Murray Project travelled to Black Bay Studio on the Isle of Lewis to record their 11-track debut record Still, which is due for release in mid-2021.

Providence was released today (Wednesday, February 24) and will be available on all major streaming platforms.

LISTEN: Laurence Murray Project - Providence on Spotify