The Splendour 2016 artist stopped by JHQ this morning to send shivers down spines across the nation with an ethereal rendition of Foal‘s 2015 tune Mountain At My Gates.
“I really like the lyrics, I think it’s really beautiful, there’s a lot of images within it…” the songstress – real name Holly Lapsley Fletcher – said on the subject of choosing to tackle her countrymen’s track for the segment. “And just really simple chords, I thought we could do something with it.”
And do something they did, pinning back the tempo, stripping back the instrumentation and elevating the key to suit her buttery soprano, resulting in a pretty heavenly rendition.
As per tradition, Låpsley also performed one of her own tracks – Cliff, from her 2016 LP Long Way Home – during her visit to the J studios.
Catch both tunes below.
Watch: Låpsley – Mountain At My Gates (Foals Cover For Like A Version)
Watch: Låpsley – Cliff (Live On triple J)
Gallery: LÅPSLEY – SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2016, DAY 3 / Photographed by Maria Boyadgis