UK singer-songwriter Little Lapin has been making her mark on audiences all over the world, from New Zealand where she was based for five years, to New York where she recently performed the last leg of her acoustic tour.
Little Lapin’s highly anticipated follow-up album due to be released later this year promises to deliver more of her infectious indie pop gems. Celebrated New Zealand producer, and ex member of Goldenhorse, Ben King guests on all of Little Lapin’s forthcoming tracks including ‘Remember The Highs’. In addition to performing, he also arranged the electric guitar and synth parts.
This is an outstanding release from Little Lapin, the songs have dreamy qualities at times contrasted with a great edge from the vocals. There are a lot of comparisons to The Pretenders but for me the vocals especially and also the style of the songs remind me more of Sheryl Crow / Lucinda Williams. The production is spot on, the songs have a different feel but each has a great sound from arrangements that haven’t been over complicated and really highlight the talents of Little Lapin.
Remember the Highs A slightly distorted jangly riff to open the song is backed by solid drumming and the song maintains a great momentum throughout. There’s a great edge to the song, the vocals are superb – they’re beautiful, gritty, edgy and create a great tension at times.
Over the Draft This song has a great acoustic riff and vocals to open accompanied by a great tremolo guitar. Drums enter the song to add momentum. The song has a great dreamy quality contrasted with more of an angst feel from the vocals at times. Great layering of sounds, excellent production.