LP made her mark as a songwriter before signing with Warner Records in 2011; her co-writes include ("Cheers (Drink To That)
" by Rihanna and "Fingerprint" by Leona Lewis. Her debut album on the label didn't appear until 2014; by then there was a different vibe and less enthusiasm for her work, as some folks who championed her at Warners were no longer there. It underperformed, and frustrated, she parted with the label.
LP channeled her energy into the songs for her next album, including "Muddy Waters," released in 2015 as her first single on Vagrant Records. The song got some attention, but her next single, "Lost on You
," was gargantuan, going to #1 in several countries and earning over a billion views on YouTube.