Love Or Something Like It is the breakup album for the breakup that never happened. The first full-length studio release by songwriter Lobelia Lawson in 13 years and arguably the best writing and performance of her career. Produced by Juno award winning producer/songwriter Rob Szabo, Love or Something is textural and deep, but with an edge of positivity and tongue-in-cheek lyrics that Lobelia's songs are known for.
released February 14, 2017
All songs written by Lobelia with the exception of:
All this time: co-written with the brilliant academic/songwriter Emily Baker emilybakermusic.bandcamp.com
Say That You Do: co-written with amazing producer/writer Rob Szabo
Guitars: Lobelia and Rob Szabo
Piano: Lobelia and Rob Szabo
Programming: Rob Szabo
Vocals: Lobelia with the exception of Rob Szabo on Say That You Do
Bass: Steve Lawson on Fall, Love or Something, and Paper and Envelopes
Produced by Rob Szabo and Lobelia
Engineered and mixed by: Rob Szabo with the exception of:
Paper and Envelopes: Mixed by Steve Lawson
You: Mixed by Ian Shepherd
All tracks mastered by mastering wizard Ian Shepherd
This album was funded through PledgeMusic and would not have been possible without the help of the help of so many amazingly lovely people and even those who stopped by my house to drop by some funds for the album. I don't know where I'd be now without this project which helped me through the toughest year I've ever known.
Special thanks to: Leslie Collier, who helped me refine the album cover and was a great cheerleader for me throughout this project. He always makes me smile with his emailed jokes when I need it most. Love you Papa!
Rob Szabo: I am so pleased that we got to do this album together. What a joy and a luxury to hang out for 9 days working on this. It wouldn't have evolved into the amazing unique project that it is without your help. Thanks for getting what I wanted to do, and for all the encouragement and positive cursing!
Ian Shepherd: What a wizard you are! I can't tell you how much I appreciate your help getting this album to sparkle.
Emily Baker: I'm always inspired by you as a human and as a creative force. So pleased to put the song we wrote together first.
Emma-Jane and Jen: Thanks so much for putting up with me and giving me a home for 9 days while I was in Canada recording this album. Was so nice to come home to such amazing folks each night.
Steve Lawson: Whilst you brought this album about by breaking my heart at the start of 2016, I'm proud of how far we've come, at how dedicated you've been to being a better person...a better husband, a better friend, a better father to Flapjack. I don't know anyone else who would have been able to bear the weight and truth of some of these songs, and to help me work on them as well. I'm glad that you're part of the break-up album that never happened. I'm glad we're still happening.
This album is dedicated the the memory of my beautiful mother Nancy Collier and my gorgeous departed friend Donna Delorme. The universe gained two beautiful souls when you passed. We'll miss you forever.