After first coming to the music community’s attention prior to the 2014 release of Forever For Now, LP has built a reputation based on a powerful stage presence, genre-bending Pop songs and penetrating vocals that range from a quiet whisper to a sharp but engaging scream and everything in between, shifting the mood and ambience with a single utterance. Building an audience through dynamic performances and some key placements (most notably, a Citibank commercial in 2014 and a 2016 featured placement in Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black), LP then signed with BMG, releasing 2016’s Lost On You, which spawned the worldwide hit title track, emphasizing the magic of impressive performance combined with stellar songwriting. A magic that continues to be revealed on the current release, Love Lines.
“Songwriting is a way for me to go to the center of my own world and find the originality I needed to get over myself,” says LP, who goes on to explain that she considers songwriting a calling. “It’s putting someone at ease, helping their mind go and get them ready to receive these emotions. Then they can let the song speak to their soul in the way that they want.”
LP’s songwriting skills were further developed after snagging a publishing deal that put her in partnership with songwriting “legends,” collaborating to write hits for Rihanna, Cher, Backstreet Boys, Celine Dion and Christina Aguilera. That experience sharpened her craft, while her authenticity as a performer brings a visceral quality to LP’s performances of her own compositions, adding a genuine quality to her Pop anthems, something quite evident on the aural ride that is Love Lines.
Kicking off with the Spanish guitar licks that open up to the Caribbean rhythms of “Golden,” a song that opines the soul can become stronger – or golden – through heartbreak and life’s other travails, Love Lines continues through 11 more tracks that highlight LP’s wit and introspection, her anthemic vocals and a melding of styles she’s absorbed by studying the masters, in this case artists like Freddie Mercury, Jeff Buckley, Aretha Franklin, Joni Mitchell and Roy Orbison, succinctly displayed on the single, “One Like You.” Capitalizing on the success built over more than a decade recording and touring, LP embarked on a worldwide tour in June that brings her to the States in October and runs through November, supporting the airplay already garnered at more than half the Triple A panel, including WXRT, The SoCal Sound, WTTS, WXPN, Lightning 100 and KXT.