Lianne La Havas is Featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, Picked as The Current’s Album of the Week
Lianne La Havas is looking to make an impact on the CMJ Radio 200 this week with her new album Blood, a soulful exploration of her musical ancestry that was partially recorded in Jamaica. La Havas recently spoke with Audie Cornish of NPR’s All Things Considered, talking intimately about the album, its inspirations, and the differences between America and her native England in regards to race. “The first time I ever was called black was when I went to America,” she says. “In London, it was just always the norm that all kids from everywhere all hung out, being mixed. It wasn’t a thing, basically — you are Lianne.” To learn more, hear the whole interview here.
The Current, from Minnesota Public Radio (MPR), also chose Blood as its album of the week last week. According to a feature on the Current’s website, “She’s got such power, strength, and control of her voice. She is able to sound raw, delicate and soft — or ferocious and in your face. She has the package to be a defining voice in the music world.” Read the glowing review, stream the album, and see why more than 70% of MPR listeners gave the album 5 out of 5 stars, here. Get Blood boiling at your station now!