‘In the Mix’ is a new series where we introduce you to some of the up and coming artists and bands that you’ll hear on WTMD.
London born singer songwriter Lianne La Havas may be an unfamiliar name to most Americans, but she’s been a rising star in the UK since first arriving on the scene as a solo artist in 2010. She just dropped her sophomore album ‘Blood,’ and we’re thinking its about time the US started taking notice. Check out the music video for the album’s lead single, “What You Don’t Do.”
Pulling inspiration from her Greek and Jamaican heritage, La Havas blends many styles and influences into one totally infectious sound that we just can’t enough of here at WTMD. Soul, folk, r&b, reggae, jazz and pop are all tied nicely together by a great beat, some deep bass, and La Havas’ amazing vocals.
Several notable producers worked on Blood with La Havas, including Paul Epworth (Adele, Foster The People) and reggae musician/producer/DJ Stephon McGregor, whom she met on a recent trip to Jamaica with her mother. Read about the places that inspired her new album here, and watch her full Afropunk Fest 2014 set below.
Blood is out now on Warner Bros.