Lianne La Havas

4:42am

Sun April 7, 2013
Music

Lianne La Havas: 'The Golden Girl Of British Music'

Originally published on Sun April 7, 2013 9:08 am

The singer-songwriter released her debut studio album, Is Your Love Big Enough, this summer.
Ravi Dhar Courtesy of the artist

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

If you're open to possibilities and you're brave enough to take risks, good things can happen. Of course, it also helps if you're as talented as 23-year-old Lianne La Havas. One critic called the singer-songwriter the golden girl of British music. Another wondered whether she could be the next Adele. In this encore presentation, NPR's Elizabeth Blair has a profile.

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2:24pm

Fri December 7, 2012
World Cafe

Lianne La Havas On World Cafe

Originally published on Mon January 7, 2013 3:33 pm

Lianne La Havas.
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Lianne La Havas has toured with Bon Iver, sung with Willy Mason and recorded her debut album with producer Matt Hales, better known as Aqualung. More than most, she can attest to the benefits of knowing the right people, but La Havas also has heaps of talent on her side.

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1:28am

Mon November 5, 2012
Music

Lianne La Havas: 'The Golden Girl Of British Music'

Originally published on Mon November 5, 2012 8:07 am

The singer-songwriter released her debut studio album, Is Your Love Big Enough, this summer.
Ravi Dhar Courtesy of the artist

Lianne La Havas was pretty much unknown until she appeared on the influential TV show in Britain called Later with Jools Holland. It was just her, singing and playing guitar. Her voice was clear, pure and soulful. The song she performed — called "Age" — was both jazzy and sassy.

"Time seemed to stand still," wrote one critic of La Havas' live performance. There were much more established artists on the music show that day, but Alison Howe, the producer, says La Havas was the standout.

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2:34pm

Wed August 8, 2012
Music Reviews

Lianne La Havas: A Cool Antidote For Late Summer's Heat

Originally published on Mon November 5, 2012 7:24 am

Lianne La Havas' debut album is titled Is Your Love Big Enough?
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It's gotten to that point in the dog days of August where the air is stale and nothing seems to be moving. But sometimes all it takes to snap me out of a late-summer heat coma is the sound of a new and electrifying voice — like that of Lianne La Havas.

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