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ALBUM REVIEW: "Remember the Highs" 

Little Lapin

"Remember the Highs"

Self-released

littlelapinmusic.com

Little Lapin, the stage name of Lucy Hill, is a England-based singer-songwriter who performed in town last year, and when I first heard her folk and pop-influenced debut EP, it instantly perked my ears. Now her debut full-length album, "Remember the Highs," has me once again hooked.

"Remember the Highs" embraces a modern adult-contemporary aesthetic — reminiscent of, say, an acoustic Florence and the Machine — that is anchored by Hill's powerful, nuanced, pure voice. I hear a little bit of country on "Go! Stop! Go!" a song that showcases her strengths as an artist. The tune begins with a simple acoustic guitar melody that slowly builds towards a magnificent chorus and eventually rings true all around.

Little Lapin's six-track debut EP gained traction in New Zealand. "Remember the Highs" may win her the broader audience she seems to be making a bid for.

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