I think my heart just stopped. I've met the most amazing creature...
She's a little quirky and angelically sexy. Her eyes are piercingly captivating, but it's her voice, her voice that robbed me of all my sensible sensibility. She brought me back to a time that I only remember in my dreams, a time where women wore short gloves and tuille veils, red lips and pantyhose. Men were fresh in their pinstriped suits and walked along the outside on sidewalks, to ensure their sweethearts were safe.
Her sound is soothing and deep, like the memory of his kiss. Her style is vividly free, patterned with splashes of color and damasked pictures of sound. She's like rain against a tin roof, hot tar against your feet, fireflies upon the horizon as you exhale a Nicaraguan cigar dipped in cognac. She's pure art.
If you haven't had the pleasure, let me introduce you to Lianne La Havas, my official girl crush.
She's still quite fresh on the scene, with the potential to attract the masses. Originally from London, England, she is born of a Greek Father and a Jamaican mother (such an interesting mix). She began singing when she was only seven years old, and wrote her first song at eleven. Her sound is very sultry, jazzy and folk inspired, and is no doubt a result of the variety of the different types of music she was exposed to as a child from her musical parents. Her dad, an accomplished instrumentalist, and her mom who played with both Mary J and Jill Scott, were a huge influence.
At the age of 23, the sky's the limit for this songstress. She debuted her first single, Lost & Found, in October of 2011 and her first album, Is Your Love Big Enough was released in July 2011 and reached international acclaim, climbing to #4 on the UK charts. She has since performed with the likes of Bon Iver's and Alicia Keys, and I can't wait to see what she does next... I haven't met her yet in real life (just in my dreams), but it's so crystal clear through her style and sound that Lianne Las Havas is most definitely Kréyol.
Check her out!!!!