Through Water

Låpsley - Through Water
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2020 Ratings: #55 / 184
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Based on 120 ratings
2020 Ratings: #156
March 20, 2020 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
DIY

By adding an extra layer of complexity to her sound without compromising on intimacy, it’s a solid evolution that bodes incredibly well for wherever she swims to next.

80
The Guardian

Låpsley’s second album is stripped of collaborators, but its clean aesthetic highlights the scars of real experience.

80
The Observer

What is less familiar are her more outward-facing lyrics. Whereas her debut was all about the personal, Through Water is more explicitly political.

70
AllMusic

While fans will be glad to know that Through Water generally adheres to the well-embraced, cushiony indie electronica of Long Way Home, its "2.0" quality makes it an even better entry point for the uninitiated.

70
Gigwise

After four years, perfecting her craft, it is evident that the singer is a more confident producer.

Doublez
74
After having served us appetizers with his EP These Elements released last December which gave us a nice glimpse, Lapsley delivered a final version which I must say is a real breath of fresh air as we are going through a difficult and anxious time.

Musically Through Water has absolutely nothing original, it's a mix of indielectronica and modern pop art and already explored, however it's a very charming and smooth atmospheric album that Lapsley and his producer team manage to make live quietly ... read more
VeniseZoomer
82
[NSR] [FOTA]

This is pretty good art pop music. I love her EP, and this feels like a proper extension of that release.

Added 21/3/2020:
[SR]
Compared with the first album, Fletcher has really matured as a songwriter. Tracks like "My Love Was Like The Rain" show that she could be an innovative and diverse song designer. The background electronic sounds were very well used and they blend with the soothing vocal perfectly.

This project is quite reminiscent of last year's Weyse Blood ... read more
Tallglassofwate
65
While there's hardly anything original to be found in Lapsley's forlorn dance pop, it does have moments of shimmering beauty and heartbreaking loneliness. In the Corona days, it's hard to not connect with distant, sad music like this.

'Our Love is a Garden' and 'Leeds Liverpool Canal' are actually pretty solid tracks. On the former, he sounds like an indietronica Mike Hadreas and the latter is a shimmering piece of instrumental beauty. The majority of the other tracks, however, were not ... read more
sleighbell
77
this album can be described as a beautiful mixture of different shades of blue. låpsley leads the listener from one soothing sound to another while each track tiptoes by, without really leaving a trace. these tracks aren’t so much as forgettable as they are hollow. the record has some gorgeous moments, like on the opening track’s slow burning addition of different sounds as låpsley’s voice introduces us to her deepest, darkest tone. my love was like the rain is ... read more
NothingToDoubt
90
La palabra más usada por la gente que suele hacer reviews se vuelve a hacer presente: INTROSPECTIVO.
Un álbum lleno de calma y belleza, va de acuerdo perfectamente con la portada, digerible gracias a su corta duración, siendo solo 10 tracks, pero son suficientes. coros profundamente sencillos pero la mayoría de las veces funcionan como mantras que acompañan a la idea general de la canción, la producción ambient pop sobresale y enaltece a la voz.
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Track List

  1. Through Water
  2. My Love Was Like the Rain
  3. First
  4. Ligne 3
  5. Our Love is a Garden
  6. Leeds Liverpool Canal
  7. Sadness is a Shade of Blue
  8. Womxn
  9. Bonfire
  10. Speaking of the End
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Added on: February 4, 2020