LP, a well-known musician and LGBTQ+ activist, is set to perform at The Anthem in Washington, D.C. LP’s unique pop-rock style has earned them a special place within the LGBTQ+ community.
On Tuesday, LP is taking the stage at The Anthem as part of their “Love Lines” tour, named after their latest album released in September. LP is excited to perform the entire album, and they feel a sense of freshness and freedom in this record. They’re known for introspective songs, but this one feels particularly easygoing. It’s worth noting that this is the first record they’ve written as a single artist. Fans can expect to hear some of LP’s hit songs, including ‘Lost on You,’ alongside a mix of other tracks.
LP, born in Brooklyn in 1981, didn’t come from a musical family. LP’s mom enjoyed opera, while their dad preferred oldies music like Elvis and Johnny Cash. However, LP had to blaze their own trail in the music industry.
LP’s musical journey began with the support of David Lowery from the rock band Cracker. LP featured on Cracker’s fourth album, “Gentleman’s Blues,” in a hidden track called ‘Cinderella.’ This opportunity kick-started their career, and LP went on to secure a record deal.
After their debut album, “Heart-Shaped Scar,” LP ventured into a solo career with their second album, “Suburban Sprawl & Alcohol.” They decided to focus on songwriting rather than pursuing the typical ‘white girl blues singer’ route.
Instead of being in the spotlight, LP initially focused on writing pop songs for renowned artists like Cher, Rihanna, Backstreet Boys, Leona Lewis, Mylène Farmer, Céline Dion, and Christina Aguilera. It was a low-key gig that LP found intriguing. But LP’s managers saw potential in their artistry and encouraged them to continue making music for themselves.
LP’s third album, “Forever for Now,” marked a turning point in their career, and the song ‘Into the Wild’ played a significant role in this transformation. LP then spent three years with Warner Brothers, releasing ‘Lost on You’ and other tracks. Unfortunately, LP was dropped by the label, but these songs found a new home when they signed with Vagrant for their fourth album, “Lost on You.” The title track became a massive hit, propelling LP to release three more successful albums: “Heart to Mouth,” “Churches,” and the recent “Love Lines.”
Throughout their journey, LP has gained a strong fan base in countries where LGBTQ+ rights can be challenging. They even filmed a video in Czechia to support marriage equality and have stood up for LGBTQ+ teens in Russia.
LP is driven by a belief in people, rejecting the influence of religion and governments. Their energy exudes love and connection with others, and they refuse to be controlled by individuals or institutions that claim ownership over land or people.
In the face of challenges, LP remains resolute and encourages others to keep pursuing their dreams. They acknowledge having a chip on their shoulder, but that’s a source of inspiration to keep pushing forward. Their message is clear: believe in yourself, keep going, and you can achieve your goals.