Lapsley announces UK headline tourHotel Corridors’ – out now New album – ‘Cautionary Tales Of Youth’ – released January 20thNew single – ‘
Låpsley has today announced details of a UK headline tour for Spring 2023. Fresh from her immediately-sold-out London date at Oslo earlier this week, Holly’s first run of headline dates since the pandemic includes an EartH show on March 24th and are on general sale now. New album Cautionary Tales of Youth will see a release on January 20th, including just-dropped new single ‘Hotel Corridors’, ‘Dial Two Seven’ and more from the Merseyside-hailing artist, producer and songwriter.Låpsley’s eagerly-awaited live return heralds just how far Holly has come these past few years. Previewing third album Cautionary Tales of Youth, the project not only showcases an incredibly nuanced mix of sounds – from Afrobeats and Latin to electronica and R&B – but also spotlights the journeys undertaken (both physical, and emotional) to arrive where she is today. It’s a theme explored vividly on new single ‘Hotel Corridors’, the accompanying video for which takes the unexpected twists and turns of your career, your friendships and your relationships in those formative years and reimagines them through a surreal fever-dream of a video.
Released in the new year, Cautionary Tales of Youth charts a course through the vicissitudes of Låpsley’s early twenties. After a rapid rise to fame as a teenager following her self-produced SoundCloud uploads, Fletcher’s debut album Long Way Home was released to critical acclaim on XL in 2016. Singles ‘Hurt Me’ and ‘Falling Short’ confirmed her as one of the most exciting new talents, whilst DJ Koze’s disco edit of ‘Operator’ produced an instant dancefloor classic. Despite releasing early in lockdown, second album Through Water marked Låpsley’s maturation from adolescence, and the emotional shift from bedroom producer to a more confident, conscious artist. Cautionary Tales of Youth, however, digs deeper still. Laying bare an intense and emotionally challenging relationship, from its obsessive beginnings to the mental struggles following its disintegration, the record was produced by Låpsley between East London and South Africa alongside the likes of Jessy Lanza, Paul White, Greg Abrahams and and regular collaborator Joe Brown. Drawing on a range of new life-experiences – Holly received her first platinum songwriting plaque as a topliner for ‘Out Out’, and also helps manage the playroom at Crossbreed surrounding her music – Låpsley’s third album is an intimate but universal exploration of those Cautionary Tales of Youth that, in time, may also prove the making of you.
15.03.23 || Sheffield || The Foundry16.03.23 || Newcastle || Sage Gateshead 17.03.23 || Glasgow || St Lukes 18.03.23 || Manchester || Band on the Wall 21.03.23 || Bristol || Trinity 22.03.23 || Brighton || Chalk 24.03.23 || London || EartH Theatre
My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.