A descendent of some of Lapeer's earliest settlers, 22-year-old LaPeer's roots run deep into the heart of the Michigan city that bears his name. The son of a brilliant violinist, LaPeer grew up on music, classic literature and travel - exploring over 30 countries. Of all the experiences that have marked his songwriting, it was a season of wrestling with a relationship trapped in ambiguity that resulted in over a hundred new songs. Over four calendar seasons, LaPeer is releasing four EPs to tell us what became of his story; one of love, loss and everything in between.
His first fall EP, When Lands Are Golden, debuted on Oct. 6. These six tracks were written simply - all on one guitar - then brought to life by producer Gabriel Wilson. With instrumentation from musicians Jesse Proctor (John Mark McMillan), Jason Barrows (Josh Garrels), Kendall Fowler (US, The Circuit Riders), and Jeremy Larson (Sleeping at Last, Violents), the EP features thick 80’s synth pads, rich string arrangements, and effortless melodies. "Heart Haunting," the debut single, was recently added to the Starbucks "Coffeehouse" Spotify playlist and can be heard throughout Starbucks locations worldwide.
LaPeer released the winter installment of his seasonal EP series, In Blistering Cold on Feb. 24. Fans can look forward to the third and fourth EP of the set this coming spring and summer.
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