Lianne La Havas is a 22 year old British neo soul singer who is blessed with a gorgeously smooth voice. In the words of The Telegraph ‘she comes across as an unplugged Erykah Badu, with a confessional lyrical bent akin to Joni Mitchell (but with plenty of humour).’ There is just something very real, earthy and endearing about her which I find quite refreshing.
Lianne released a couple of EPs – Lost & Found, Forget – last year and has already made an impression in the UK resulting in a nomination for the BBC Sound of 2012 poll. She’s also spent the last few months touring with and opening for Bon Iver and is in the process of working on her debut full length album.
Ok, now for her music. First check out her breakthrough performance of Age on Later With Jools Holland and the video for No Room For Doubt, both are from her Lost & Found EP. If that’s not enough to wow you then check out the video for Forget, the title track of her second EP (also check out a stripped out, live version of the song here – trust me its brilliant).
So whatcha think ?