The latest release from Liverpool’s 18-year-old songwriter/producer Lapsley, titled Falling Short, offers a glimpse into her future as an artist. The song follows a series of critically-acclaimed releases that have seen her winning a number of awards, including the BBC Sound of 2015 Longlist, the GIT (Get Into This) One To Watch Award and being signed to XL Recordings.
'Falling Short' is a mature, professional and soulful track that blends in hints of popular electronic music with its atmospheric ambient vocals. It’s a beautiful and captivating song that demonstrates why Lapsley will be a major artist in the year ahead.
‘Falling Short’ was inspired by the death of Lapsley’s mother. She reflects on her life, her relationship with her mother and her future in the song.
Lyrics evoke the sense of loss and regret as she states: “It will never be the same. I will always be missing you.”
She explains that she’s going to move on from the past but will keep the memory of her mother alive in her heart. The song also features a strong production that is very unique to her style of music.
Throughout the album, her voice is what truly separates her from the rest of the crowd. Whether it’s in “Station,” “Leap,” or “Seven Months,” her voice is what makes her stand out from the rest of the pack and this project is proof that she’s going to be a very big artist for years to come.