Lianne La Havas: Is Your Love Big Enough?
- David Pollock
- 18 July 2012
Promising debut from soul singer who stands out from the crowd
Even amid such a crowded marketplace as that of a solo female soul singer making her way in a post-Winehouse world, young Londoner Lianne La Havas stands out. Her debut album isn’t all remarkable, more a clutch of impressive individual songs bound together by a few run-of-the-mill ballads and the like, but her best work firmly captures the attention.
The 60s beat-pop grind of the title track or the Willy Mason duet ‘No Room For Doubt’, a ghostly echo of a late-60s Bacharach lounge classic, are both great songs, but the rich, shivering Gallic croon of ‘Au Cinema’ is the pick of this promising debut collection and a wonderful song in its own right.