"The studio has so much history," says Laurence. "It has always been a dream of mine to record in America and I wanted this album to have that USA magic that a lot of my favourite records have.
"The direction of this album is one I have always wanted to take and that's crossover blues, just like my heroes John Mayer, Eric Clapton and even Jimi Hendrix. They managed to really bring the sound of the blues to the masses. This is definitely my favourite album that I have made to date. I can't wait for people to hear The Truth."
"The new album is about the truth," says Laurence. "Everybody is searching for the truth and for answers. Some people never find it and some people can see a clear vision. Then others stop searching just as they're about to discover the answer. This concept led me to write a crossover album reflecting on love, life and the reality of what is happening in today's world."
Laurence continues: "The songs are more structured in a pop/rock way, all having a verse, chorus and middle 8. I am inspired by all kinds of music; I have mixed my new influences and old influences together to create this album. For me, it's the vocals that sets this record apart from my previous albums. The vocals and story of a song connect emotionally with people. If you combine this with the rawness of the blues guitar, that emotion can come across even stronger. It's all about the melodies, people can sing along to all of these songs. Sometimes the simplest things come across more powerful."
"I'm looking forward to playing What Would You Do because it has this infectious grove throughout the song. It has a real world music feel to it. I think this captured our Miami experience. With all the crazy things happening in the world right now, this song is really relevant. The opening lyrics are - 'What Would You Do if the war was over, what would you do if we were one?'.
"The second track is Take Me. It shows a more sensitive side to what I can do. It's a ballad and having more ballads on this album is a challenge I like to take on. I also love playing the guitar solo on this song which I extend live and gradually build it up."
The track Give Me Your Time is being released as a single.
''I really wanted to show my love for rock music with this song,'' Laurence says. ''The lyrics are about the frustration you can sometimes feel in a difficult relationship and the rock style really helps carry this emotion with a passionate drive and raw energy. The strong, simple guitar riff is backed up by a powerful drum pattern that really carries the energy I was looking for. I really enjoyed going for it on the guitar solo on this one. I drew inspiration from the guitar sound on the classic Michael Jackson song Beat It.''
So what inspired the album as a whole?
"My main inspiration was to create catchy songs with guitar solos. I listened to a lot of modern music and kept up to date with what's in the charts. I just want to hear more guitar in today's music and you could say my songs are commercial but with the guitar. My all-time inspiration is Eric Clapton. Everyone's waiting for the next Eric Clapton. To me, the guitar lines can be as catchy as the vocals and bring out of the message of the song. I love artists that show versatility and hopefully this comes across on The Truth."