Lizzy Plapinger, the woman behind the LPX moniker, has made her return with a brand new single, “Might Not Make It Home.” However, a return may not be the right word. Plapinger really never left, and she’s been busy as ever.
As co-founder of the record label Neon Gold, Plapinger has found projects to fill her spare time in the gaps of her own music as LPX and as front-woman for alt-pop duo MS MR. Neon Gold, celebrating its 10 year anniversary, has planned an extravagant celebration in New York, dubbed Neon Gold X. The celebratory event will feature performances from LPX herself, as well as from Neon Gold label-mates The Knocks, Broods, and Marina and the Diamonds, who will be making her long awaited return after the release of Froot in 2015.
Not only this, but Plapinger has taken it upon herself to put her foot forward for women in music by curating the all female Saturday lineup for All Things Go Fall Classic. The festival in Washington, DC will feature performances from Maggie Rogers, Billie Eilish, Jessie Reyez, and more (including Plapinger herself once again).
With so many projects to helm, it’s no question Plapinger has been busy. Yet in between it all, she still found time to make her own, solo return.
“Might Not Make It Home” is the lead single from her follow up EP to this year’s Bolt in the Blue. The single, co-written with Caroline Smith and Phoebe Ryan, is a monstrous return, a euphoric rock track topped with a glossy pop texture. It’s a combination that Plapinger has seemed to master. Not only has this pop rock perfection been explored on MS MR’s previous albums, by Plapinger has utilized her solo work as LPX to polish it to it’s shiniest.
Bolt in the Blue featured tracks like “Tightrope” and “Slide” that mastered this flavor, and “Might Not Make It Home” is a worthy successor. Along with the track itself, Plapinger released an accompanying music video, an 80s home video montage of LPX performing and exploring in the night streets of the city, basked in neon glow. It’s a perfect fit for the tone of the track, and totes an air of nostalgia along with it.
Though Plapinger has never really stopped giving to the world of music with her many projects at hand, LPX’s official single return is an exciting prospect. With a brand new EP on it’s way, new music is just around the corner, and it’s sure to be just as shiny, and just as punchy, as all of her work has promised.
Find LPX at both Neon Gold X in NYC on September 29th (tickets available here) as well as on the Saturday lineup of All Things Go Fall Classic in Washington, DC on October 6th (tickets for that here). Watch the brand new video for “Might Not Make It Home” below.
Article by: Brendan Swogger
Brendan Swogger is a music writer and college student in Portland, OR. He is the Creative Director for The Crush blog. You can follow him on IG and Twitter @indiealtpdx