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A star is born
on July 17, 2012
Lianne La Havas is a singer/songwriter/guitarist from the UK and her debut CD "Is Your Love Big Enough?" sounds just as lovely as her name. It's a blend of Soul, Jazz, and Folk, acting as a perfect backdrop to her feathery vocals which recall Erykah Badu or even Amel Larreux.
The album opens "Don't Wake Me Up" opening with a wall of multi-layered vocals before morphing into a spacey guitar-driven ballad. The title track is a guitar/hand clap-driven affair, while "Lost & Found" is a piano ballad with quivery emotive vocals which would do Adele proud, as would the spare piano ballad "Gone". "Au Cinema" is a soft ballad with twitchy sounding guitar, while "No Room For Doubt" is a tender duet with Willy Mason. "Forget" features skittery percussion and the angry lyrics "Waste all your time writing love songs, but you don't love me", while the unfussy acoustic "Age" is a spare Jazzy/Bluesy piece.
Every song stands out really; "Elusive" is a groovy ballad, "Everything Everything" is a lush Jazzy shuffle, "Tease Me" is an acoustic ballad, and closing is the catchy sunny "They Could Be Wrong", jangly Indie Pop with Havas tenderly teasing and caressing with her voice.
The album has already debuted at #4 in her native UK. Glad to see that good music can still find an audience sometimes. This album is an absolute delight!!