Sunday, August 23, 2015

Lianne La Havas

One of the music genres I love is Neo-Soul. The artists tell stories in the songs they sing. It is truly a shame that they don’t get the on-air radio play they deserve. Lianne La Havas is one of those rare artist who refuses to alter her artistry to keep up with the industry, so she is not played on the on-air radio stations. I haven’t heard of her until DJ Michael Ealey turned me on to her. Thanks to Internet Radio we get a chance to hear real talent. Lianne La Havas grew up in London and is of Greek and Jamaican descent. This 27 year old singer, songwriter, guitar and piano playing talent wrote her first song at the age of 11. This was the making of an amazing singer/song writer. She writes and sing with her soul, so young, beautiful and fresh. Every time I listen to her songs, I take away a new interpretation that is the essence of what true art is all about. While writing and listening to songs from her debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough in 2012 to her latest Blood in 2015 it’s hard to pick my favorite. Here are some that are definitely going on my play list, “What You Don't Do”, “Unstoppable”, “Green & Gold”, “Tokyo”, “Midnight”, “Wonderful”, “Good Goodbye”, “Ghost”, “Lost & Found”, “No Room For Doubt (ft. Willy Mason)”, “"Elusive", “Gone” and “Au Cinéma”. There are other Neo-Soul/Indie Soul artists that are staying true to their craft here are some of my favorites, Amel Larrieux, Bilal (Sayeed Oliver), Eric Roberson, India Arie, Erykah Badu, Corinne Bailey Rae, Kindred The Family Soul and Lalah Hathaway and a whole lot more. Lianne La Havas is a young underrated talent that is truly superb in her song writing and singing ability. If you have never heard of her you can listen to her on Streetwise Radio. You can also listen to Streetwise Radio iTunes, Pandora. Brought to you by Streetwise Special Delivery Inc.


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