Is Your Love Big Enough?
Label: WM Uk
Lianne La Havas is a cool yet flirtatious woman who often sings in a quiet voice just above a whisper. Comparisons to Corinne Bailey Rae are inevitable, but La Havas isn't afraid to leap into bigger sounds than just acoustic pop on her debut, from the loud drums and booming beat of "Forget" to the dramatic piano swirls and percussion of "Lost & Found." Still, she seems most comfortable with just her guitar and her voice. On "Au Cínema" she's the perfect date, "your Betty Blue," blows sweet kisses to folkie Willy Mason on "No Room for Doubt," and even gives hope to old geezers on "Age."