Laura Pergolizzi’s initials are, of course, perfect for someone who makes music. And a voice that resounds like the bells of a cathedral is a bonus too. Her talent was spotted by David Lowery, frontman of the cult American band Cracker. He guided her through the initial steps, though LP’s first records were barely noticed. Until in 2006 she made an unforgettable impression at South by Southwest, the major music conference that takes place annually in Austin, Texas. The discovery led to her writing a stack of songs for others. She wrote ‘Beautiful People’ for Christina Aguilera, ‘Cheers (Drink To That)’ for Rihanna and ‘Red’ for Cher. She had a European hit under her own name in 2015 with ‘Lost On You’. In France, LP had a number one a year later with ‘N’oublie Pas’, a duet with Mylène Farmer. A craftswoman.