Pitchfork Praises Lianne La Havas, “Unstoppable” Debuts on Stereogum. Blood is #6 Most Added and Looking for CMJ Debuts
Pitchfork has praised Lianne La Havas' new album Blood, giving it a 7.7 review in advance of its release last week. In her review, Hannah Georgis writes, "La Havas may be young, but her voice marries youthful lightness with a gravitas most often ascribed to artists well beyond her 25 years." According to Georgis, "La Havas is always in motion," as evidenced by the genre switching on an album that nonetheless has an "almost seamless" flow. Check out the review here to find out how Blood updates the sound of her 2012 iTunes UK Album of the Year debut, Is Your Love Big Enough?
La Havas' rise, which began with that Mercury Prize-nominated record, gained momentum through collaborations with the likes of Prince and Alt-J, and continues with the early praise heaped upon Blood, seems "Unstoppable." That's the name of Blood's lead track, the video for which Stereogum premiered in May. "Lianne La Havas is so mesmerizing that she can dance alone in a room for four minutes and still leave you feeling spellbound," writes the site's Caitlin White about the clip, which can be viewed here.