As far as ballads go, you have to bring plenty of heft if you’re releasing one as a single nowadays. Luckily for anyone who’s a fan of British singer Lapsley, her new single “Speaking of the End” is a bold ballad that brings plenty of girth. With her second album Through Water set for release this Friday, the singer songwriter proves she can still hold your attention with a slow burner.
The song opens with a lone piano, setting the stage for the slower track to breathe. The vocals come in like a swath of air. The two together create a space that emotes as well as evokes all of your emotions as the song plays out. Stark in some spaces and tender in others. The song feels like a page from a diary being told to whoever can hear it. The video features the singer in water, revealing much that pairs well with the album’s title as well as the song itself.
The video can be viewed above or on YouTube. The single can be heard wherever you stream music. Through Water can be preordered on multiple formats from XL Recordings. Lapsley is set to perform at Piknik i Parken Festival on June 11 in Oslo, Norway.
Image Credits: Photo by Alexandra Waespi.