R&B, Pop, Soul & Electro... Havana has blended the hotness of these elements together on her knows-no-boundaries new album Entervention an auditory sensation that s sexy like a sweet-and-sour Mojito on summer s day. The Entervention project is me actually dealing with my past by venting my frustrations through my music. I am taking the opportunity to share more of my feelings, feelings that I haven't touched on until now. Entervention follows up Havana s 2005 debut album L.I.F.E., whose standout single Shine was produced by Grammy nominated producer, Nicolay. Her debut LP also caught the attention of big names like NBC, Scion and Adidas who each respectively licensed Havana s music for various mediums. Those large corporate names have been equally balanced by Havana s success as an independent artist on the Detroit-bred, San Diego-based label Skoolcraft Music Group, where L.I.F.E. has sold an impressive 18,000 units (physical & digital) to date. Havana is an artist who defies predictable first-impressions and typical stereotypes. Part street, all real talk, Havana s progressive, electronic hyper-soul can spin at the club, at a house party, or on the stereo on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Her new album, Entervention, features production from forward thinking West Coast producers like Trackademicks (Kid Sister, Teedra Moses, Honor Roll), 1.o.a.k (Honor Roll), Brook D Leau (J*Davey) and GB (Flora Purim, Dwight Trible) celebrates the coming to grips of Havana s tumultuous upbringing, using music to express her experiences and family issues, but never forgetting to have fun along the way.
Freestyle, smoothed out on the R&B tip with a pop appeal to it! --Garth Trinidad, KCRW, Chocolate City
Havana has another classic on her hands... --Stone, The Couch Sessions