Review: Lianne La Havas, ‘Is Your Love Big Enough?’

Review: Lianne La Havas, ‘Is Your Love Big Enough?’: Aidin Vaziri | This hotly tipped British singer-songwriter is already causing fits of excitement with the music tabloids back home: She’s the next Adele! Stevie Wonder is a big fan! So is Bon Iver! It’s easy to see why so many people are taken with Lianne La Havas, the 22-year-old south London native with striking Greco-Jamaican features and a tough-as-nails voice. Her debut album, “Is Your Love Big Enough?” takes her earthy jazz, folk and R&B influences and applies them to a terrific range of material, from the skeletal rocker “Forget” to a gorgeous acoustic duet with singer Willie Mason, “No Room for Doubt.” The second half reveals a weakness for lightweight Corinne Bailey Rae-style pop-soul, but even then, when she manages to get it right (“Au Cinema”), it’s hard not to want to shout, “Viva La Havas!”

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