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    Lianne La Havas' "Terrific" Debut Album Streaming in Full As NPR First Listen; La Havas to Perform Livestream Acoustic Set

    British singer/songwriter/guitarist Lianne La Havas' debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough?, is due out on Nonesuch Records next week, on August 7. But you don't need to wait till then to hear it. The album, which was released in the UK earlier this month to great critical acclaim and a spot at #4 on the album charts there, is streaming in full all this week as an NPR First Listen. The album is available to pre-order on iTunes and in the Nonesuch Store, where, for a limited time, orders include an exclusive 12x12" print signed by La Havas.

    "Lianne La Havas possesses a rich, expressive voice—but also, more importantly, a keen understanding of when to dial it back," writes NPR's Stephen Thompson. She does just that on her "terrific, genre-straddling debut album," says Thompson, who sees Is Your Love Big Enough? as "the stuff of Best New Artist Grammys," with its being a "hyper-accessible entry point into a smart, sophisticated sound world."

    Thompson concludes: "La Havas retains her capacity to surprise throughout Is Your Love Big Enough? Whether sharing a winsome duet with Willy Mason in 'No Room for Doubt'—they're an ingenious vocal pairing—or repurposing Scott Matthews' 2007 folk-pop gem 'Elusive,' she sings and swings with confidence and charm, style and sway."

    Read more and listen to the album in its entirety now at npr.org.

    Fans around the world will have another opportunity to hear music from Is Your Love Big Enough? later this week as Lianne La Havas performs a special acoustic set live on Friday, August 3, at 4 PM ET, via Livestream. La Havas will also answer fans' questions in a live online chat, so head to livestream.com now to submit a question and check back there on Friday to watch the session.

    La Havas recently discussed the album with Spinner and with BUST, which calls it "a great soundtrack to a quiet, late-summer afternoon," and spoke with Essence about her unique sense of style, at essence.com.

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Lianne La Havas' debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough?, is due out on August 7. But you don't need to wait till then to hear it. The album is streaming in full all this week as an NPR First Listen. "Lianne La Havas possesses a rich, expressive voice—but also, more importantly, a keen understanding of when to dial it back," says NPR, which calls the album "terrific," a "hyper-accessible entry point into a smart, sophisticated sound world." La Havas performs a special acoustic set and answers fans' questions live this Friday, August 3, at 4 PM ET, via Livestream.

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British singer/songwriter/guitarist Lianne La Havas' debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough?, is due out on Nonesuch Records next week, on August 7. But you don't need to wait till then to hear it. The album, which was released in the UK earlier this month to great critical acclaim and a spot at #4 on the album charts there, is streaming in full all this week as an NPR First Listen. The album is available to pre-order on iTunes and in the Nonesuch Store, where, for a limited time, orders include an exclusive 12x12" print signed by La Havas.

"Lianne La Havas possesses a rich, expressive voice—but also, more importantly, a keen understanding of when to dial it back," writes NPR's Stephen Thompson. She does just that on her "terrific, genre-straddling debut album," says Thompson, who sees Is Your Love Big Enough? as "the stuff of Best New Artist Grammys," with its being a "hyper-accessible entry point into a smart, sophisticated sound world."

Thompson concludes: "La Havas retains her capacity to surprise throughout Is Your Love Big Enough? Whether sharing a winsome duet with Willy Mason in 'No Room for Doubt'—they're an ingenious vocal pairing—or repurposing Scott Matthews' 2007 folk-pop gem 'Elusive,' she sings and swings with confidence and charm, style and sway."

Read more and listen to the album in its entirety now at npr.org.

Fans around the world will have another opportunity to hear music from Is Your Love Big Enough? later this week as Lianne La Havas performs a special acoustic set live on Friday, August 3, at 4 PM ET, via Livestream. La Havas will also answer fans' questions in a live online chat, so head to livestream.com now to submit a question and check back there on Friday to watch the session.

La Havas recently discussed the album with Spinner and with BUST, which calls it "a great soundtrack to a quiet, late-summer afternoon," and spoke with Essence about her unique sense of style, at essence.com.

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