Låpsley Covers Classic Kate Bush Ballad “This Woman’s Work”
As a general rule, Kate Bush’s discography should not be touched. For every admirable cover (The Futureheads did a pretty good job with “Hounds Of Love”), there are a dozen abominations. Obviously, this edict doesn’t apply to Låpsley. The break-out star tackles “This Woman’s Work” for her new Spotify Sessions EP and does The Sensual World ballad justice. Largely because she understands it as a songwriter who has also written songs from a male perspective (check out “Station”).
The 20-year-old’s stripped-back interpretation showcases her impressive vocals and innate ability to pack a song with emotion. Two qualities that set her apart as one of 2016’s most exciting new talents. She arrived in a blaze of blog glory last year with a string of intricately-wrought anthems and built on that with her brutally honest debut LP, Long Way Home. Listen to Låpsley’s Kate Bush cover below as well as live versions of album highlights “Hurt Me” and “Falling Short.” If you like what you hear, don’t miss the Brit’s upcoming North American tour.