Låpsley Details Debut LP 'Long Way Home,' Announces North American Tour
Published Jan 19, 2016Last we heard from London, UK-based singer-songwriter Låpsley, she was showing off a new video for "Hurt Me." Now, the 19-year-old (born Holly Fletcher) has revealed plans to release her debut full-length. Titled Long Way Home, the record is due out on March 4 via XL Recordings.
The new songs were inspired by Fletcher's own experiences in the past year — from moving between Liverpool, Los Angeles and London, and the strain that can put on personal relationships. "It's an autobiography of my emotions and events over the past year," she said in a press release. "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."
The production process was helmed by XL's Rodaidh McDonald, though Fletcher made sure to make her own voice and ideas heard in the studio. She also brought in Paul O'Duffy and Mura Masa on a couple of tracks out of the final 12.
You can see the full tracklisting below. Beyond that, you'll find Låpsley's upcoming North American tour dates and a brand new video for "Love Is Blind."
Long Way Home:
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
04/15 Indio, CA - Coachella Festival
04/20 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
04/21 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey
04/22 Indio, CA - Coachella Festival
01/25 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 MA - The Sinclair
05/08 Philadelphia, PA - World Café Live
05/09 Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
05/11 New York, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg