http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/lianne-la-havas-blood-wfuv-new-dig-wonderfully-powerful-voice-soars-majestically-2015-08-10August 10, 2015|0 commentsLianne La Havas's "Blood" Is WFUV's New Dig: "Her Wonderfully Powerful Voice Soars Majestically Over Sunshine-Dappled Melodies"
Lianne La Havas's new album, Blood, is WFUV's New Dig. "Blood stretches La Havas’s scope as a songwriter, singer and guitarist, embracing neo-soul and jazz, while peppering the proceedings with dashes of R&B, reggae, and doo wop," says WFUV. "Her voice is wonderfully powerful and full; it rings clearly and soars majestically over her sunshine-dappled melodies." Blood was The Current's Album of the Week: "Blood showcases La Havas as a powerhouse vocalist, her voice lilting and floating like a butterfly over the music in one instant and slamming down with force and a gritty roughness the next moment ... It's an album you'll want to learn the lyrics of so you can sing along to it—loudly."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Radiolianne la havashttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/listen-lianne-la-havas-npr-all-things-considered-2015-08-06August 06, 2015|0 comments
Lianne La Havas spoke with NPR's All Things Considered about her new album, Blood. "At 25, British singer Lianne La Havas has established herself as a musical triple threat: she's a guitarist, songwriter, and a soulful vocalist," says host Audie Cornish. "La Havas draws on her heritage for inspiration: Her father is Greek, her mother Jamaican, and it was a trip to Jamaica after her first tour that got her thinking about music in a new way." Hear their conversation here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Radiolianne la havashttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/lianne-la-havas-new-album-blood-out-now-2015-07-31July 31, 2015|0 comments
Lianne La Havas's new album, Blood, is out now. "The album demands, and rewards, all the attention you can give it," raves Rolling Stone. "[W]hat comes across first is the sheer grace of her voice," says the New York Times. "La Havas remains confident and strong to the core in her new music," says NPR, "a powerhouse with a full heart, creating music that's sweeping, inspiring and downright fun." "Blood cuts straight to the heart," says The Daily Beast, "a seductive blend of poetic lyricism, sultry vocals, and strong yet understated musicianship." Pitchfork calls it "an almost seamless album." It's "nearly flawless," raves PopMatters. "The steps forward here are borderline transcendent."Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist Newslianne la havashttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/lianne-la-havas-staves-npr-heavy-rotation-songs-public-radio-cant-stop-playing-2015-07-28July 28, 2015|0 comments
Lianne La Havas's song "What You Don't Do," from her new album, Blood, and The Staves' "Black and White," from their new album, If I Was, have made NPR's Heavy Rotation, the monthly list of Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing. La Havas is "glowing, her voice as rich as ever," says KCRW's Anne Litt. "There's no doubt that Lianne La Havas is a powerhouse with a full heart, creating music that's sweeping, inspiring and downright fun." The Staves "are incredible performers with unmatched harmonies," says WFUV's Russ Borris. The album "is a stunning piece of work with a beauty that connects and cuts at the same time," with this song "exemplifying what makes this band unique and impressive."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Radiolianne la havashttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/hear-lianne-la-havas-new-album-blood-streaming-full-npr-first-listen-2015-07-27July 27, 2015|0 comments
Lianne La Havas's new album, Blood, is out this Friday, July 31. But you don't need to wait till then to hear it: the album is streaming in full all this week in the US as an NPR First Listen. Her 2012 debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough?, was "wonderfully refreshing," says NPR's Tom Moon. And on the new album, she's created songs like the single "What You Don't Do," which features "the kind of stunning, kinetic performance we rarely hear on the radio these days." Blood showcases an eclectic range of songs and moods, and it's "unusual to hear a singer so confident in her ability to bring the extremes (particularly the quiet ones) across so vividly."Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist Newslianne la havashttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/listen-lianne-la-havas-performs-spotify-session-songs-new-album-blood-2015-07-17July 17, 2015|0 comments
Lianne La Havas recently stopped by the Spotify studios in London to perform three songs from her forthcoming album, Blood—"Unstoppable," "Green & Gold," and "Midnight"—and the alt-J tune "Warm Foothills." You can hear the session and more here. La Havas recently performed "Midnight" for Nylon in a rather different venue: the shower. "In 2015, there are few artists with the ability to evoke soulful, serious emotions in a light, accessible way," says the magazine. "Lianna La Havas is one of them ... Prepare for goosebumps."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newslianne la havashttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/lianne-la-havas-concert-review-ny-times-sheer-grace-her-voice-2015-07-13July 13, 2015|0 comments
Lianne La Havas made a brief trip to the US for a set at the Essence Festival and sold-out shows in LA and NYC last week. "[W]hat comes across first is the sheer grace of her voice," says the New York Times review of the NYC show. "It can be a breathy purr, a lilting tease, a liquid confession or a torchy declaration ... She was already distinctive on her 2012 debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough?, which fused neo-soul, folk and jazz in songs built around her briskly syncopated guitar playing, often juggling three-against-two patterns behind supple tunes ... Her music pushes further in the songs on [her new album,] Blood." La Havas returns to North America to tour this fall.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On Tour Reviewslianne la havashttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/lianne-la-havas-announces-fall-north-american-tour-new-album-blood-2015-06-23June 23, 2015|0 comments
Lianne La Havas announces a month-long North American tour beginning September 23, with stops in NYC, LA, DC, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, and Austin, among others. The tour, featuring music from her new album, Blood, due July 31, follows previously announced performances at the Essence Festival in New Orleans and a sold-out pair of intimate evenings in LA and NYC. Tickets for the fall shows go on sale this Friday, June 26, and include a download of Blood available starting release day.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On Tourlianne la havashttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-lianne-la-havas-unveils-what-you-dont-do-video-2015-06-22June 22, 2015|0 comments
Lianne La Havas has unveiled a music video for "What You Don't Do," the second single off her forthcoming album, Blood, which is due out later this year. The song has just premiered on BBC Radio 1 as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record. The video was directed by Leila and Damien De Blinkk. You can watch it here. Download the song, as well as the album's first single, "Unstoppable," when you pre-order the new album.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Videolianne la havashttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-lianne-la-havas-story-behind-unstoppable-2015-06-05June 05, 2015|0 comments
Lianne La Havas sat down to discuss "Unstoppable," the first track off her new album, Blood, due out next month. You can hear the story behind the track in the video here. "Everyone’s summer needs a soundtrack," says the Guardian's Bim Adewunmi. "It is my humble opinion that London-born singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas has delivered just that, in the form of 'Unstoppable.' Have you listened to it? Go listen now, I’ll wait. Isn’t it perfect? I told you so." Lianne La Havas is on BBC Radio 2's Dermot O'Leary Saturday.