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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/lianne-la-havas-new-album-blood-out-now-2015-07-31
    July 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."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/lianne-la-havas-staves-npr-heavy-rotation-songs-public-radio-cant-stop-playing-2015-07-28
    July 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."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/hear-lianne-la-havas-new-album-blood-streaming-full-npr-first-listen-2015-07-27
    July 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."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/listen-lianne-la-havas-performs-spotify-session-songs-new-album-blood-2015-07-17
    July 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." 

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/lianne-la-havas-concert-review-ny-times-sheer-grace-her-voice-2015-07-13
    July 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.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/lianne-la-havas-announces-fall-north-american-tour-new-album-blood-2015-06-23
    June 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.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-lianne-la-havas-unveils-what-you-dont-do-video-2015-06-22
    June 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.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-lianne-la-havas-story-behind-unstoppable-2015-06-05
    June 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.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-lianne-la-havas-unveils-unstoppable-video-2015-05-12
    May 12, 2015|0 comments

    Lianne La Havas has unveiled a music video for the song "Unstoppable," the first track off her forthcoming album, Blood, which is due out later this year. The video was shot in London and directed by Olivier Groulx. You can watch the video here and download the track now when you pre-order the album, which Pigeons and Planes includes among the Most Anticipated Albums of 2015. "In the modern world of artificial pop and electronically charged hits, Lianne La Havas brings life," says the site. "[H]er more recent work has her sounding more confident, focused, and better than ever."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/lianne-la-havas-perform-new-york-los-angeles-new-orleans-july-2015-05-05
    May 05, 2015|0 comments

    Lianne La Havas, whose new album, Blood, is due out later this year, will perform three shows in the US in July: a set at the Essence Festival in New Orleans on July 5, and headline shows at the Troubadour in Los Angeles on July 7 and Bowery Ballroom in New York City on July 9. Essence Festival tickets are on sale now; tickets for the LA and NYC shows go on sale this Friday, May 8.

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