Lianne La Havas

Lianne La Havas

2020

This album was released 42 weeks ago.

79% ±9% 15 reviews
# Song 4WIM
1 Bittersweet - Full Length
2 Read My Mind
3 Green Papaya
4 Can't Fight
5 Paper Thin
6 Out Of Your Mind (interlude)
7 Weird Fishes
8 Please Don't Make Me Cry
9 Seven Times
10 Courage
11 Sour Flower
12 Bittersweet
Rating Source
79% 4WIM Rating
100% Music OMH It is obvious that La Havas had a clear vision for this album on both the sound and the track progression, which thematically takes us on an arc of a love affair.
88% Backseat Mafia Centring on themes of love, loss and new beginnings, it’s the perfect metaphor for everything La Havas has gone through in the culmination of creating this album.
85% Under the Radar Magazine It perfectly captures the back porch summer feel of the record and La Havas’ unguarded authenticity that makes the five year wait for the record worth it. Lianne La Havas is a different woman than the one who wrote Blood.
83% Gaffa (Denmark) Efter en optræden hos Jools Holland var der rigtigt mange, som med det samme fik øjnene op for potentialet i Lianne La Havas.
80% The Telegraph
80% The Guardian On this delayed third album, she has managed to harness that purity across 11 songs that purposefully bloom.
80% DIY Magazine The song, which bathes in smooth, sumptuous songcraft, takes an Isaac Hayes sample and spins it into a stunning slow jam which sets the mellow pace for the LP.
80% Pop Matters And in a rare turn of events for pop music, the grandiose production values do the singer favors, adding drama and prestige to a tune that could have been just another depressing song from just another artist with just another guitar.
80% Consequence of Sound Compared to Blood, that debut now feels slow and conservative, as though the young songwriter wanted to prove she could master traditional modes of jazz, soul, and R&B before peeling back the layers and revealing her personality.
80% PressPLAY She’s stepped out to present another side to herself with Blood, an album that blossoms even though it isn’t a total evolution.
80% Loud & Quiet She’s spoken in interviews of having fans come up to her to tell her how her music coloured the early days of a couple’s relationship, or helped them through a breakup, or have been selected for a wedding ceremony.
75% musicandotherthingz.com London's Lianne La Havas has made a name of herself as someone providing an alternative edge to modern" folk and soul music and she's backed that up with her recent live performances on Jools Holland in promotion of her upcoming second studio album Blood.
70% No Ripcord Paper Thin sits at the core of Lianne La Havas and acts as a perfect specimen of this delicate and lovely new project, one that chronicles a relationship blooming and decaying in equal time.
67% Gaffa (Sweden) Med sitt andra album Blood har Lianne La Havas jobbat vidare på den fina debuten Is Your Love Big Enough? från 2012, och gjort det på ett sätt som verkligen känts som en naturlig och positiv utveckling.
60% Irish Times As the title Blood might suggest, the majority of the songs here reference La Havas’s background – Green and Gold, for example, was written after the singer’s first trip to Jamaica, her mother’s birthplace.