FIRST PRESS: Låpsley blends ethereal sounds with soulful ache

On the short list for BBC's prestigious Sound of 2015, Låpsley (real name Holly Lapsley Fletcher) forces an immediate pause when she starts to sing. Her rich tone conveys honest emotion with a hint of quiet confidence. According to the BBC's bio on the 18 year old, she's has a "classical" background and plays piano, oboe, and guitar. 

On the recently released Understudy EP, Låpsley uses minimal production to underscore her songwriting. Think London Grammar meets Lorde. 

Listen to the Understudy EP via Spotify below, and enjoy an intimate live performance of the gorgeous "Falling Short."