It’s ridiculous that only two years back, Låpsley was uploading dusky, atmospheric pop demos to her Soundcloud. Minutes after hitting upload on ‘Station’ and ‘Painter (Valentine)’, she was skyrocketed into BBC Sound Of… chat, front and centre of the hype-wagon. Over the last twelve months, she’s navigated her way around the talk, delivering a more straight-up, hard hitting form of the striking songwriting she arrived sporting.
‘Love is Blind’ is up there with last year’s ‘Hurt Me’ in getting to the point. The vice-like grip of her voice is always at the centre, fleeting strings and blink-and-you-missed-it effects being a bit-part. From verse to chorus with no showy gimmicks to distract, Låpsley’s quickly discovered that she has everything it takes to make giant pop songs for fun.
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