Video Premiere: LP - "In The Pines"
Armed with just a ukulele, LP strums out a Delta blues classic, Leadbelly’s “In The Pines.” Recorded in what appears to be an abandoned loft in Los Angeles, LP’s voice echoes off the empty walls and creates a powerful and sometimes eerie cadence. She also displays impressive whistling chops that would make Andrew Bird take notice. Despite the songs blues-textured chord progressions, LP makes it seem like the song was destined for the ukulele.
LP put out her major label debut EP, Into the Wild: Live at Eastwest Studios, earlier this year. Although her vocal talents are showcased in this video, LP is also well-known for her writing credits with several pop artists, including Rihanna and Christina Aguilera.
Check out LP’s latest album here courtesy of Warner Bros., and watch the video of “In The Pines” below.