Review: Låpsley – ‘Hurt Me’

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In 'Hurt Me', Låpsley's vocals behold huge confidence in a song that aches with melancholy but shines with a glossy electronic finish.

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The latest offering from 19 year-old Låpsley comes in the form of new track ‘Hurt Me’, serving as a follow-up to the beautifully delicate ‘Falling Short’ which was released back in 2014.

‘Hurt Me’ continues the innovative sound of the singer-songwriter, where her own voice develops into a pivotal instrument throughout the eerie characterisation of the track, evoking a range of tones. The electronic reverberations alongside this are complimented by a steady, strong – but not overwhelming – beat. Låpsley’s vocals behold much more confidence than any other track she has ever released, with the verses holding a certain authenticity, expressing a lovely rawness.

When the chorus comes together, the emotive dimension of the track explodes into inviting, catchy pop echoes. Brimming with charming electronic sounds alongside gentle piano melodies, ‘Hurt Me’ aches with melancholy but shines with a glossy finish.

‘Hurt Me’ is out now via XL Recordings.

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