Låpsley’s latest record Cautionary Tales of Youth charts a course through Merseyside-born Holly Fletcher’s vicissitudes of her early twenties, laying bare an intense and emotionally challenging relationship in a gripping romantic psychodrama. Along the way she plots the perfect harmony between her austere, downtempo beginnings and a longstanding love of pop.
The record draws on a wide range of influences, from Latin and Afrobeats to bass music; Drake to Kate Bush; Arthur Russell to UKG and warehouse raves. From the furtive, Burial-inspired garage beat, trance riff and huge chorus of ‘Hotel Corridors’ to the lilting piano, post-punk bass and jagged guitar on soaring ballad ‘Nightingale’.
Låpsley is full of hope and excitement for the future – and itching to get out on the road again and share the new album with live audiences.
“I’m taking forward the best things from these last few years. As a writer, as a performer, as a person, I’ve learned so much since I started eight years ago. I’m a lot more confident now –and I can’t wait to be able to share these experiences with audiences and perform this story for them.”
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