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With alternately howling and forlorn rough-edged vocals delivering bracingly open lyrics, L.P. has invited comparisons to, Janis Joplin, Joan Jett, Gwen Stefani, Chrissie Hynde, and Amy Lee of Evanescence and worked with go-to rocker Linda Perry and Cracker’s David Lowery. She has inspired labels to engage in bitter rivalry (ultimately being signed to Island by L.A. Reid), joined an artist-friendly partnership with SoBe Entertainment (which will release her new album), and turned to the road as an escape and a refuge, slowly building a fiercely loyal fan base. On her third and forthcoming album, L.P. prepares to expand that fan base to the masses. The project—full of severe pop tunes and gripping hooks—features production by David Bendeth (Paramour, Hawthorne Heights), Billy Steinberg (“Stand By You,” “Like a Virgin”), Josh Alexander, and Steve Morales, and with pumped-up keyboards and strings for dramatic tension. The lead single “Good With You” is easily the most radio-friendly track with a hook that sticks in your head. The track opens with theatrical strings that sway throughout the song, overlaid with pulsing guitars. L.P.’s plaintive voice trembles as it holds tight to undulating instrumentals. “Maybe I lie and mostly it’s because / I don’t want anyone to know who I am,” L.P. reveals in the opening verse, before erupting with violent passion in the chorus.