Lianne La Havas: Is Your Love Big Enough? (3 stars)

Lianne La Havas: Is Your Love Big Enough?

Promising debut from soul singer who stands out from the crowd

(Warner Brothers)

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.

Lianne La Havas ft. Willy Mason - No Room For Doubt (Official Video)

Lianne La Havas "Au Cinema" Live in Paris

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