Photo courtesy of the artist Låpsley


Wed., Nov. 16, 8:30 p.m. 2016

Location Info:

The Mayan
1038 S. Hill St.
Los Angeles, CA  90015
As the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, the slow, glassy contemplations of Låpsley make for an appropriately wintry soundtrack. Her mellow, neo-soul soundscapes are filled with lonely voices calling out to one another across distant voids. Such mournful lamentations as “Painter (Valentine)” and “Falling Short,” from her recent Long Way Home debut, are big and roomy enough for the British singer’s voice and the occasional floating piano chord to trail off into the ether. At times, the sad tempos and empty spaces can feel cold, although Låpsley picks up the pace a little on the relatively defiant “Hurt Me.” Her bittersweet yearning is more mysterious and intriguing on the ballad “Silverlake,” where she declares, “Beautiful now but soon you’ll be gone/Like Silverlake I’ll leave the snake in the sun.”
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