Listen to Psychic Twin's cover of Lawrence Rothman's
Listen to Psychic Twin's cover of Lawrence Rothman's "Geek"
Posted 02/06/2019
Psychic Twin, the electro-pop project of Erin Fein, released her first new music in nearly three years today, a cover of Lawrence Rothman's deeply empathetic song "Geek" via Tiny Mix Tapes. The track is the first self-engineered and self-produced song from Psychic Twin, featuring beat production by Chaz Hall, better known as Elucid of the acclaimed hip-hop duo Armand Hammer.

"In the throes of writing my second album, I was invited to go see Lawrence Rothman play at Lodge Room in Los Angeles," says Fein. "I was immediately transfixed by the performance and, what I would later discover to be a song called 'Geek'. Lawrence's message about being bullied struck me immediately. To me, 'Geek' is a song about trying to help someone recognize their own self worth in the midst of tremendous pain. And it is a genuine expression of empathy from the protagonist, having experienced something similar. This song hit me in a very personal way and I knew that I wanted to cover it, and I knew I would learn something about my own path as a person and songwriter by doing so. This is the beginning of a second chapter in my musical life as Psychic Twin, and an ode to Lawrence Rothman, who has inspired me enormously."

Fein shared her version of "Geek" with Rothman, and the two will now be collaborating on her forthcoming sophomore album. In the years since releasing her debut album Strange Diary, Fein relocated from New York City to Los Angeles and now plays in Empress Of's live band.

Tune in below, get stoked, and watch this space for more information on new music from Psychic Twin.