Honeee: Lianne La Havas (New Obsession)

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“Who are you?” La Havas said at one point, wondering about the fans who’d filled the club, screamed her name and knew the words to all of her songs. “I’m playing it cool, but I’m very, very overwhelmed.” -Godfrey for the Washington Post

I learned about Lianne La Havas through fellow blogger Jason. I really didn’t take her gift seriously until I added her station to Pandora (which I’m also recently over, now that I’ve learned about Songza) and started to realize that there was hardly not one of her songs that I didn’t like. Her music is a nice, smoky escape from reality to a place where guitars and vocals make beautiful babies,

If I had to describe Lianne’s voice in one word, I would use the word HONEY. It’s that smooth. It’s also so rich and addicting. Was that lame? Along with her stunning voice comes a natural-hair wearing caramel skin beauty! Plus, get this, her teeth are not straight! Am I crazy for saying that? I enjoy people who are themselves, uncensored. I hope she never fixes her teeth, even when she can afford it. During her recent concert (April 12th) at the 930 Club, she reassuringly told the audience “Yes, I’ll marry you.” There is hope! Therefore for the aforementioned reasons, my current obsession of the spring, Ms. Lianne.

OFFICIAL STATS:

Full name: Lianne Charlotte Barnes

Birthday: August 23, 1989 (she’s a baby- going to be 24 soon!)

Nationality: Born in London, England to a Greek father and Jamaican mother.

Album: Is Your Love Big Enough? released on July 9, 2012 in the UK (her first!)

Talents: Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (she get it from her Daddy)

Her Opening Song (No Room for Doubt, please excuse the childish chatter)

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At the end of her show, she obliged the crowd who would not stop clapping, but then closed the show with a genuine goodbye saying “I’ve reached my last song now because I’ve only thus far made one album.” The first, we hope, and not the last.

I think I’m in Love (again),

She

Past obsessions:

Miguel

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4 thoughts on “Honeee: Lianne La Havas (New Obsession)

  1. I’m so behind on new music & artists! & I usually love folks from across the pond. I need to give her a listen soon.

  2. Yep, she’s been on my radar for a couple of years. I love it that she’s a musician as well as a singer. I saw her on Letterman a while ago and she was really, really good.

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