Lianne La Havas is a London based artist whose Jamaican-Greek upbringing is as unique as her sound. Taking the alternative soul of India.Arie and Corinne Bailey Rae and enhancing it with the smoky indie-folk pop of Feist, she was invited by BBC‘s Later…with Jools Holland to perform her song “Age” last year. It was there where she won over another artist who was also performing on the show, Bon Iver. “As soon as we saw her play it was so refreshing; somebody who could play their instrument, somebody who could use their voice, but in their own way. She is just fantastic,” said Justin Vernon who then invited Lianne to open for him on a set of midwest-US dates. LA Times has heralded her debut Is Your Love Big Enough? as “sublime”, stating “repeated listenings only prove how strong and artful this collection is.” Websites and publications like Fader, NPR, Esquire (UK), Flaunt, and Q have also taken note. As Nylon put it, Lianne La Havas is “Most Likely To: Reinforce that truly talented musicians do still exist”.
RIYL: Corrine Bailey Rae, Feist, India.Arie, Laura Marling
Recommended Tracks: #2 “Is Your Love Big Enough?”, #5 “No Room For Doubt”, #6 “Forget”
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FCC Warning: Track #11 “Tease Me”