British singer-songwriter and producer Låpsley, real name Holly Fletcher, has today released her debut album via XL Recordings/Remote Control Records.
The album features reworked versions of previously released tracks including ‘Hurt Me’ and ‘Falling Short’, along with current singles ‘Cliff’ and ‘Love Is Blind’ and a slew of other interesting songs.
The 19 year old worked with XL in-house producer Rodaidh McDonald for much of the album, and credits a lot of the sound of it to him, saying that “this album wouldn’t be how it is if it wasn’t for Rodaidh, he’s at the top of the thank yous.”
Working with McDonald was the kind of experience that Fletcher had been seeking, but often wouldn’t get with other producers, who wouldn’t take her ideas seriously.
“They didn’t want to listen to me,” Fletcher says, “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.”
Along with McDonald, Fletcher also worked with producers Paul O’Duffy and Mura Musa, allowing for a range of sounds and production styles to be included on the album.
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