Wednesday, October 17, 2012

CD Review: Lianne La Havas Asks "Is Your Love Big Enough" On Her Debut Album

British folk/soul singer Lianne La Havas released her debut album, “Is Your Love Big Enough?” back in July where it hit #4 on the British music charts. It was released in the U.S. in August and broke into the Billboard Top 200 album chart. On this album, La Havas performs all of the vocals and guitar duties with the help of Matt Hales on the other instruments. 

You instantly notice how smooth her voice is on the mostly acapella opening track “Don’t Wake Me Up.” She gets her soul groove going on the title track before slowing things down with the ballad “Lost & Found.” The fragileness in her voice works perfectly with Willy Mason in the duet, “No Room For Doubt.” Lianne is such a musical chameleon as she shows us her funk/rock vibe on “Forget” and her jazzy-side on “Age.” The album closes with the R&B flavored “They Could Be Wrong.” 

Lianne La Havas is currently on tour in Europe, but will be hitting the U.S. for a few shows before heading back across the pond to finish out the year. For more information on this rising young star, please visit her website at

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