At only 22-years old, Lianne La Havas sings with a voice that’s been aged to perfection. Her breathy soprano conjures sounds of iconic singers like Joni Mitchell, Billie Holliday, Dolores O’Riordan and even Sarah Vaughn. The London born singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist offers a mostly acoustic hybrid of folk and soul and has been taking airwaves by storm as a new voice on Warner Bros’ roster.
La Havas–who’s mother is Jamaican and father is Greek–was a part of the group, Paris Parade with Christian Pinchbeck (a future member of Elephant but that proved to be short lived. Determined to succeed in her music career, the young siren shifted to solo work and released Lost & Found, a four-track EP featuring a duet with Willy Mason, in October 2011.
Two months later, she opened for Bon Iver during a North American tour and it was announced that she’d been nominated for the BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll. She is currently touring Europe to several sold out shows, and will eventually hit the United States later in the spring. Her debut album, “Is Your Love Big Enough,” will be released this summer. Keep your eyes and ears out for Lianna La Havas.