Holly Låpsley Fletcher has been working towards her debut with XL Recordings slowly and deliberately since appearing a few years ago.
Now that time is here. Long Way Home, the lady’s debut, drops on March 4th.
First single ‘Love Is Blind’ adds an extra pop spin to Fletcher’s emotive electronic textures.
You can catch Låpsley on the first Other Voices this Saturday on RTE2 at at 11.15pm.
“It’s an autobiography of my emotions and events over the past year. 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. I only revisit the memories of that relationship when I go into the studio. I think it’s helped me, to be able to collect everything for those moments when I’m writing. I think that’s what’s driven this album.”
On dealing with producers on her album:
“They didn’t want to listen to me or they think a girl’s just there to add a top line, or they come to the table with ideas already. Straight away if I come in to a studio and someone says ‘I’ve written something for you’, then I’ll just walk out. I don’t care. I’m not there for that.”
The album was largely recorded with XL’s in-house producer Rodaidh McDonald with two tracks recorded with Paul O’Duffy. Mura Masa worked on the album’s last track ‘Seven Months’.
Long Way Home track list:
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