LP & Kodaline – The Tour and “All I Want”

Feature Stories | Aug 03, 2017

Towards the end of her Warner Bros. era, in February and March of 2014, LP was touring the US and Canada with an Irish rock band, Kodaline. She was opening for them, and also she was singing with the band the very last song off their setlist, “All I Want.” They played 17 shows together, and some of them took place in the venues LP rocked again this spring during her American tour, such as the adorable Bluebird Theater in Denver, or the beautiful art deco El Rey in Los Angeles. (Sorry to bring those clubs up again; visually pleasing objects seem to catch our attention unfailingly.)

© Eric Tsurumoto, courtesy of the author

But back to “All I Want” and LP’s take on it. It’s no surprise that we love it – LP is an emotional singer and performer, hence the second verse of “All I Want,” that she got to sing, was a perfect choice for her. Especially as for all the lyrical lines, the four she sang were not only the most interesting, but also the most moving. Her fruity vocal contrasts with Stephen’s soft voice, and she nailed bringing out that contrast with each performance. Watching LP on stage with Kodaline, you can’t help but notice how modest and barely noticeable she was during Stephen’s part, only to bloom beautifully for her part of the song. When the band was asked about LP by District Consonance, they said: “She’s been supporting us this whole tour. The first time we heard her, we walked into the room and we were like – wow, what a voice. She’s very talented.” The very first show of that tour, Kodaline and LP played in Toronto, and it was one of LP’s favorite gigs ever. Here’s what she said to A Music Blog, Yea? in September, 2014:

It’s always fun the first night of a run with a band to check out the vibe of their audience, etc. This night turned interesting in another way, when there were rumors that a guy was going to propose to his girlfriend during Kodaline’s set on stage. The audience was already in great spirits, as Kodaline regaled them with a rip-roaring jog through their set of super catchy, uplifting songs. Then the announcement that a fan was going to say something that he wanted everyone to hear… drum roll… and then in a voice quite unexpected, high and squeaky and sweet a cute hipster boy told the love of his life that he thought she was super cool and nice and that he loved her cat and her lizard too and he would like to spend the rest of his days buying records and sipping boutique wheat beers with her. Not a dry eye in the slightly female heavy house. They sat quietly glowing on stage right, drinking champagne that the gents in the band provided (such good lads) for the rest of the show.

To provide a glimpse of the experience we’ve put together a playlist comprising of all 7 available performances – it’s worth watching in full. And if that’s not enough, there are also two official videos for “All I Want.” You may wanna equip yourself with a handkerchief or whatnot, just in case.


The playlist with available recordings of “All I Want” by Kodaline ft. LP



All I want is nothing more
To hear you knocking at my door
‘Cause if I could see your face once more
I could die as a happy man I’m sure

When you said your last goodbye
I died a little bit inside
I lay in tears in bed all night
Alone without you by my side

But if you loved me
Why’d you leave me?
Take my body
Take my body
All I want is
And all I need is
To find somebody
I’ll find somebody like you

‘Cause you brought out the best of me
A part of me I’d never seen
You took my soul wiped it clean
Our love was made for movie screens