Lapsley: Long Way Home (LP)
Includes digital download code and insert with lyrics
Låpsley - Long Way Home
Back in 2014, 17-year-old Holly Lapsley Fletcher self-released a little EP she recorded in her bedroom. A four-track set ideal for late and hazy nights, the collection featured her sweet, deep voice over simple, dewy synths with minimal production. She quickly became a Soundcloud sensation, where she garnered half a million plays, earned a spot at Glastonbury, and signed to indie tastemakers XL Recordings, which houses stars like Adele and Radiohead.
Two years later, Lapsley’s full-length debut Long Way Home is a a more realized version of her sound with similar, heart-grinding vibes. Now 19, the British songwriter marries dark, club-kid influences from her nights spent at Liverpool venues with crunching heartache on 12 lush songs that morph and twist her voice into various iterations — on “Station,” a seeming duet originally released in 2014, she sings back-and-forth with a more baritone side of herself.
Rating: "A-" - J. Goodman March 2016 www.ew.com
|A5||Operator (He Doesn't Call Me)|
|B1||Tell Me The Truth|
|B3||Love Is Blind|