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Låpsley announces debut album, shares new single “Love Is Blind” — listen

on January 21, 2016, 2:35pm

Rising British singer Holly Lapsley Fletcher, aka Låpsley, had a stellar 2015, marked by the release of her well-received Understudy EP and the summer single “Hurt Me”. She’s looking to extend that success into the new year with her full-length debut, Long Way Home. That’s the artwork above.

Due out March 4th through XL Recordings, the album was recorded with the label’s own in-house producer Rodaidh McDonald. It also features additional production from Shura affiliate Mura Masa and Paul O’Duffy, known for his work with Amy Winehouse.

Long Way Home offers fans an intimate look at the last 12 months of Låpsley’s increasingly busy career, which has led her to Liverpool, London, and Los Angeles. The 19-year-old elaborated in an official statement:

“It’s an autobiography of my emotions and events over the past year. Everything that’s happened, I’ve channelled in some way into a song – whether that’s the theme of a long distance relationship, or something that he’s said, or the way that I’ve felt, or an argument. I only revisit the memories of that relationship when I go into the studio. I think it’s helped me, to be able to collect everything for those moments when I’m writing. I think that’s what’s driven this album.”

The LP collects 12 songs, including previously shared singles “Hurt Me”, “Station”, and “Painter”, as well as this week’s newly unveiled “Love Is Blind”. Over the warm glow of synths, she laments, “Love is blind when the lights go out.”

Below, listen to “Love Is Blind” as part of an album sampler for Long Way Home.

Long Way Home Tracklist:
01. Heartless
02. Hurt Me
03. Falling Short
04. Cliff
05. Operator (He Doesn’t Call Me)
06. Painter
07. Tell Me The Truth
08. Station
09. Love Is Blind
10. Silverlake
11. Leap
12. Seven Months

In support of the record, Låpsley will hit the road this spring, including an appearance at Coachella.

Låpsley 2016 Tour Dates:
03/05 – Manchester, UK @ Academy 2
03/06 – Bristol, UK @ Trinity
03/09 – Birmingham, UK @ Institute 3
03/10 – Brighton, UK @ The Haunt
03/21 – Cologne, DE @ Gebaude 9
03/22 – Berlin, DE @ PBHF Club
03/24 – Hamburg, DE @ Nochtspeicher
03/28 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet
03/29 – Paris, FR @ La Boule Noir
03/30 – London, UK @ Heaven
04/15 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
04/20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
04/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
04/22 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
04/25 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
04/26 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
04/27 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
04/30 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
05/01 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
05/03 – Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
05/04 – Montreal, QC @ Fairmount Theatre
05/05 – Cambridge, A @ The Sinclair
05/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live
05/09 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
05/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

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