You may have seen the name or heard a little bit of her songs as they pop up as an advert before a YouTube video you want to watch.
My advice – don’t skip that advert.
Lianne La Havas is one of those artists. Personally, listening to her songs for the first time hit me in the same way that listening to artists like Damien Rice, Angus and Julia Stone, and John Mayer for the first time did. This is not to say that her style is similar to theirs or that her music draws influence from them. It is that her voice and her lyrics resonate with, and exude, a deep honesty. At the same time there is both a confidence and a fragility. You listen to her and it feels like she has given you a look into her story, the kind of information you normally only get from people after you have shared a bottle of wine and a slightly too honest converation in a bar.
Her voice is at once deep and light. Soulful. Laced with hurt whilst still maintaining a strong sense of playfulness and hope. Her voice is the definition of dulcet. And her lyrics tell a story.
Couldn’t be better as far as I’m concerned.
Just doin’ ma duty,
Old Bushel Britches x