Producer, DJ, pianist and activist LP Giobbi announces Light Places – her long-awaited and highly anticipated full-length debut album, due out May 12 on Ninja Tune imprint Counter Records where LP, one of electronic music’s fastest-rising stars, sits comfortably alongside the likes of ODESZA, Bonobo, Bicep and TSHA.
With the announcement, LP Giobbi shares a new single ‘Can’t Let You Go’ featuring indie pop duo Little Jet on vocals. Speaking more on the new single, LP Giobbi says “I thought about my love for Polo & Pan and how fun it would be to make a song to be consumed during a pool time hang with friends. I sent the track to Little Jet – my favorite new band who is making music reminiscent of that amazing washed out / Beach House era but dare I say even more electronically savvy. They wrote the vocals ‘can’t let you go’ and also added some cool Juno synths.”
Dedicated to her parents, Light Places sees the classically trained artist celebrate their free spirited approach to life and how it moulded her as a person. “This album is called Light Places which is the LP of these Scarlet Begonias Grateful Dead lyrics, “Once in a while You get shown the LIGHT In the strangest of PLACES If you look at it right”, Leah explains. “These are some of my dad’s favourite Dead lyrics and almost a philosophy for the way he lives and taught my brother and me to live. I am a seeker of light places both in the physical and the divine. I believe in letting yourself get lost and finding out it’s exactly where you were supposed to be. I hope this album helps you tap into your joy and light”.
Light Places was created in large part among the clouds, in airplanes high above the weights of reality and other incoming distractions where LP could easily lay down ideas and melodies before materialising them in a studio. The album recording process was a journey in itself for LP, which challenged her in new ways, expanding her artistic abilities beyond the confines of standalone singles. It allowed her to explore and experiment outside the realms of the dance floor – linking back to her improvised jazz and jam band foundations, where it all began. Featuring multiple tracks with impressive names like SOFI TUKKER, Little Jet, Caroline Byrne, Monogem, DJ Tennis & Joseph Ashworth throughout the album, ‘Light Places’ sees LP celebrate the joys of collaboration, improvisation and creating music through friendship – paying homage to the people and music that shaped her as an artist.
- Intro: Mother
- If Love Is A Skill (feat. Sofi Tukker)
- Can’t Let You Go (feat. Little Jet)
- All I Need (Interlude)
- All I Need
- Another Life (feat. Caroline Byrne)
- Follow the Loop (feat. Le Chev)
- Feels Just Like it (feat. Caroline Byrne)
- Body Breathe (feat. Monogem)
- All In A Dream (feat. DJ Tennis and Joseph Ashworth)
- All My Life (feat. Sofi Tukker)
- Outro: Not Fade Away