After recently announcing a brief hiatus from her electro-pop duo MS MR, the group’s frontwoman — and Neon Gold Records (Charli XCX, Christine and the Queens) co-founder — Lizzy Plapinger revealed her new solo project under the moniker LPX today (Jan. 27) by dropping her fuzzed-out first single, “Tightrope.”
After six-years of non-stop touring and two critically-acclaimed LPs under their belt, MS MR’s break arrived at the perfect time for the pair, who were both hoping to separately explore new musical terrain.
“Tightrope” finds the singer trading the group’s signature synth-laden dream pop for something a bit more “pantone punk,” as described in the single’s release — a left field pop gem that blasts with fuzzed-out energy and emotion, recalling the likes of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Klaxons, and The Strokes.
“I’m here to assert myself – harder, louder and stronger – as a woman and an artist,” Plapinger tells Billboard. “A force to be reckoned with, wrapped in amplified distortion, emotion and chaos. To create music that RIPS through your speakers and shakes you to your core, the kind of music that gets into your blood, takes hold and doesn’t let go.”
Give it a spin, and as Lizzy aptly puts it, “IF YOUR EARS AREN’T BLEEDING WITH PLEASURE BY THE END OF IT YOU’RE NOT LISTENING LOUD ENOUGH.”