Lianne La Havas: A Must Have for Your Playlist
By For Harriet on June 27, 2014
Lianne La Havas, née Lianne Barnes, presents listeners with a soulful, sultry musical catalog that mimics tunes from decades past. The 24-year old London native accompanies a powerful voice with a funky aesthetic – natural tresses, thick winged eyeliner, collared shirts, hip prints, thigh bearing shorts, A-line skirts and chunky heels that challenge every industry imposed standard for women of color.Born to a Jamaican mother, who introduced her to The Fugees, Stevie Wonder, Jill Scott and Mary J. Blige, and a Greek father, who taught her the basics of guitar and piano early on, Lianne credits these early musical exposures for their influence on her own music. . . .