Last night, Music & Other Drugs had the pleasure to attend Låpsley first show of her North American tour featuring opening act, Aquilo. Everyone gathered at Webster Hall in New York City to watch the magic happen.
First up was the alternative duo, Aquilo bringing their mellow crooning tunes to the stage. They kicked off the show with their smooth track, “Calling Me.” They instantly set the tone for the night giving us their all and pouring their hearts out on the stage. The sweet and soft melodies they gave, entranced the audience and they were instantly set into a state of bliss. The duo went through a series of tracks which also included the heartfelt “Sorry,” which is a piano led ballad full of tears and emotion. This is where Aquilo shined best showcasing their raw and smooth vocals. They closed the show with their latest track, “Silhouette,” and the crowd sang along and were mesmerized how they brought the track to life.
When 9:30pm struck. the lights went low and the band started to play a haunting chilling track. Låpsley’s track “Cliff” started to play and a neon lit triangle lit up the stage. As the song continued to play we see Låpsley step out from the shadows and begins to sing the intoxicating track. From that point on. we were caught into Låpsley’s spell and entered her world. Låpsley brought the England to NYC last night going through hits like “Falling Short,” “Heartless,” and the piercing “Painter,” which was one of our favorite moments of the night. Låpsley sang the track sitting down by the piano and everyone could not take their eyes off of her. The highlight of the night was when she sang Music & Other Drugs favorite song off of her debut album, Long Way Home, “Tell Me The Truth.” Låpsley sounded just like the record and it immediately took us to a happy place. The show continued and she ran through each song with care and ease and proved that she was a natural at this. She explained what her tattoo on her right ear symbolized and it was for her two favorite artist, Joni Mitchell and Kate Bush. The inspiration led to her cover of Kate Bush’s “This Woman’s Work.” Time stopped and the room went silent as we all become entranced to Låpsley’s voice and took the track and made it sound like her own. The show rounded out with “Station,” “Operator,” and the smash single “Hurt Me.” We could not get enough of Låpsley and her signature unique sound and we were honored to be in the presence of such a talented singer-songwriter.