Today, internationally-famed, singer-songwriter LP released her captivating new single 'Angels' along with an accompanying video directed by Stephen “Norswrthy” Schofield.
The former Beat Magazine cover star’s track was produced by Nate Campany and Kyle Shearer, collectively known as Valley Girl, along with the album’s executive producer, Mike Del Rio, who’s also worked with Kylie Minogue.
‘Angels’ is the fifth single from LP’s highly anticipated new album, Churches, set for release on December 3rd via PIAS Recordings.
About the video’s creation, Schofield said, “My inspiration for ‘Angels’ was simply: let’s shoot LP in a nondescript setting —black backdrops and curtains with minimal propping— so that the focus is on her and her storytelling (the lyrics).
“We can add in supplemental footage —three redheaded Raphaelites or ‘Angels’— in a way that broadly informs the themes embedded in LP’s lyrics. I chose those Raphaelite-like subjects because I am personally interested in the works of Waterhouse, Dante Rossetti, and William Hunt. Something about pale skin, blue veins, and red hair pops from the canvas in an almost hyper-realistic way.
“Add this to LP’s image/performance and you get a potently beautiful palette from which to paint any kind of visual story. I hope you all enjoy ‘Story 1: Angels.’ More stories to come.”
Churches’ first single ‘The One That You Love’ had its TV debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers, and has generated approximately 24M YouTube views of the official video, plus 20M Spotify streams.
In addition to tracks produced by Del Rio and Valley Girl, Churches includes production by Lars Stalfors (Health, Local Natives, Cold War Kids), two-time Grammy winner Dan Wilson and Isabella Machine Summers. The album was mastered by multi-Grammy winner Emily Lazar
In addition to playing Lollapalooza, an official Lollapalooza aftershow and select international shows this year, LP will headline a world tour in 2022.
LP has released five albums and three EPs – including 2020’s live album Live In Moscow which was recorded at Crocus City Hall in Moscow in front of a sold-out crowd of more than 6000 fans; 2018’s Heart to Mouth, featuring single ‘Girls Go Wild’ that was Italy’s most-played radio hit of 2019; and 2016’s breakthrough Lost On You featuring the global smash title track that reached No. 1 in 18 countries and was Diamond-certified in France, plus Platinum in Greece, Italy (4X) and Poland.
Her songwriting credits include hits for Rihanna (‘Cheers (Drink To That)’), Rita Ora(‘Shine Ya Light’), Cher (‘Pride’, ‘Red’), Backstreet Boys (‘Love Will Keep You Up All Night’), Leona Lewis (‘Fingerprint’), Céline Dion (‘Change My Mind’) and Christina Aguilera (‘Beautiful People’).
Pre-order LP’s single here.