Get off the beaten track with Lapsley
By Ruth Greenall.
Hoodywink is close enough to the musical hothouse that is Liverpool, to hear the base and the fireworks at open air events – and chuck sticks in if it gets too noisy.
But a more down tempo sound has come to our attention in the form of Lapsley, a solo singer and producer whose stirring electronic sound has won her the ‘One To Watch’ under 18s’ prize at Liverpool’s own GIT (Getintothis) Awards in April this year.
Lapsley (Holly Lapsley Fletcher) has teamed up with artists such as Ian Edson (aka Tydes) on his track ‘Pray for you’ with a sweet and subtle vocal, and her own tracks ‘Valentine’ and ‘Station’ released in February this year, have gained her international recognition and racked up over 500,000 listens online.
Lapsley blends delicate and sophisticated vocals with atmospheric electro synth arrangements, dropping the pitch of her own voice to create a soulful backing voice. Her own tracks and her collaborations make up an impressive portfolio which has bought her air time on BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music. Lapsley brought her sensuous electronic soul to Glastonbury this year too.
She an emerging gem for those that care to wander off the beaten track and discover something new.