Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Listen: Lianne La Havas Talks to WNYC's "Soundcheck," Performs Songs from Debut Album, "Is Your Love Big Enough?"Lianne La Havas, whose debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough?, was released last month on Nonesuch Records, is the guest on today's episode of Soundcheck from New York City NPR member station WNYC. When La Havas was in the city for her recent sold-out set at Bowery Ballroom, she stopped by the WNYC studios to perform live solo takes on three songs off the critically acclaimed album—"Age," "Forget," and "No Room for Doubt"—and talk with Soundcheck host John Schaefer about the album, her musical influences, the inspiration behind the songs. Tune in to 93.9 FM WNYC in New York tonight at 9 PM ET to hear the show or listen to the complete episode below.
La Havas joined Alicia Keys for a free performance at Manchester Cathedral in Manchester, England, for MTV Crashes Manchester, which celebrated the city's musical heritage. "The atmosphere was electric," said La Havas, "and to share a stage with Alicia Keys ... Wow."
Up next is another special show supporting Keys, at The Roundhouse in London this Friday, September 28, as part of the iTunes Festival. La Havas leads her own headline tour of the UK through October. For additional details, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.
To pick up a copy of Is Your Love Big Enough?, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include an instant download of the album and, for a limited time, an exclusive print signed by La Havas.
Listen to Lianne La Havas on Soundcheck here: