These Elements EP (12in Vinyl)
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It is Låpsley's first new music since Long Way Home, her acclaimed 2016 debut album, a record that distilled the yearning and heartache of teenage love and cemented Låpsley's position as one of the most exciting new artists in the UK. The album was hugely influential (not least on Billie Eillish, who name-checked it as a major influence on her sound) and would spawn one of the biggest club tracks in recent years (DJ Koze's remix of 'Operator').
These Elements shows Låpsley leaving behind her teenage years and entering adulthood. Newfound confidence abounds in the EP's lead single, 'My Love Was Like the Rain', one of three tracks made with XL's in-house engineer, Theo Brown. Its clarity and self-awareness, artistically and personally, is the product of Låpsley's years spent honing her craft as a songwriter and producer. It comes accompanied by a Camille Summers-Valli directed video, watch it via the image below.
Four years; four elements; four songs. In Låpsley's own words: "Emotional love, physical desire, depression and self-worth. Everything I've gone through in the last four years is in these four songs." A powerful statement on womanhood, These Elements begins to establish Låpsley as a voice of her generation. It is a glimpse of the brave new direction her life and work are taking.
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- 1. My Love Was Like The Rain
- 2. Eve
- 3. Ligne 3
- 4. Drowning