Introducing Lianne La Havas
Lianne La Havas, former backup vocalist for Paloma Faith, has had an absolute magical musical carpet ride the past year. This insanely foxy lady first caught Vulture’s attention with her appearance on Later with Jools Holland back in 2011 with a rendition of her playful track ‘Age’. It wasn’t only her gorgeous looks (she’s half-Greek and half-Jamaican) that we couldn’t stop thinking about, it was that rich smoky soulful voice we couldn’t get out of our heads.
Definitely more than just eye-candy, Havas has got the talent to back it up. With her skills as a songwriter she continually pens poignant and honest songs about the often horribly recycled theme of love and is also a multi-instrumentalist. Her talent has been noted by the musical world too as she’s been invited to support the likes of Bon Iver, Bombay Bicycle Club and her childhood hero Erykah Badu on tour. She’s also released a string of demos and EP’s and has even achieved the accolade of BBC Sound of 2012.
If things couldn’t get any better her much anticipated debut album Is Your Love Big Enough? will drop on July 9th. In the meantime, Vulture recommends treating yourself to the video of her official debut single ‘Lost & Found’, directed by Colin Solal Cardo.
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