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

English prodigy preps Long Way Home for a March release

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    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.”

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    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

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    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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