Låpsley to release her debut album Long Way Home in March ahead of biggest headline tour to date.
Merseyside singer, songwriter and producer Holly ‘Låpsley’ Fletcher has revealed details of her debut album Long Way Home.
The 19-year-old will release Long Way Home on Friday March 4 on XL Recordings featuring new versions of her previous tracks Hurt Me, Falling Short, Painter and Station, plus brand new single Love Is Blind.
Winner of the inaugural GIT Award One To Watch prize in 2014, Låpsley‘s Long Way Home documents a turbulent time in her life, she says: “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.”
For the bulk of Long Way Home she worked with XL’s in-house producer Rodaidh McDonald. “This album wouldn’t be how it is if it wasn’t for Rodaidh,” she says. “He’s at the top of the thank yous.”
Taking about working with producers in the early stage of the album-making process, she added: “They didn’t want to listen to me – or they think a girl’s just there to add a top line, or they come to the table with ideas already. Straight away if I come in to a studio and someone says ‘I’ve written something for you’, then I’ll just walk out. I don’t care. I’m not there for that.”
Listen to Love Is Blind below.
Long Way Home track list:
2. Hurt Me
3. Falling Short
5. Operator (He Doesn’t Call Me)
7. Tell Me The Truth
9. Love Is Blind
12. Seven Months
Meanwhile, Låpsley has announced a run of UK, European and North American tour dates including Manchester, London and New York – the full list of dates is below.
5th March Academy 2, Manchester, UK
6th March Trinity, Bristol, UK
9th March Institute 3, Birmingham, UK
10th March The Haunt, Brighton, UK
21st March Gebäude 9, Cologne, Germany
22nd March PBHF Club, Berlin, Germany
24th March Nochtspeicher, Hambury, Germany
28th March Bitterzoet, Amsterdam, Holland
29th March La Boule Noir, Paris, France
30th March Heaven, London, UK
15th April Coachella Festival, Indio, CA, USA
20th April The Independent, San Francisco, CA, USA
21ast April El Rey, Los Angeles, CA, USA
22nd April Coachella Festival, Indio, CA, USA
25th April Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR, USA
26th April Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, Canada
27th April Chop Suey, Seattle, WA, USA
30th April 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN, USA
1st May Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL, USA
3rd May Mod Club, Toronto, Canada
4th May Fairmount Theatre, Montreal, Canada
5th May The Sinclair, Cambridge MA, USA
8th May World Café Live, Philadelphia, PA, USA
9th May U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC, USA
11th May Music Hall of Williamsburg, New York, NY, USA