Known for her silky, soul­ful voice and pos­i­tive themes of self-​acceptance, singer-​songwriter and multi-​instrumentalist Lianne La Havas’s new EP ‘Blood (Solo)’ is like chicken soup for your ears. ‘Blood (Solo)’ is com­prised of tracks from her past album ‘Blood’, rein­ter­preted (sur­prise sur­prise) as a solo effort — with just Lianne’s voice accom­pa­nied by a series of gui­tars.

As a bonus, the EP also fea­tures a brand new song enti­tled ‘Fairy­tales’.
Her voice — the equiv­a­lent of drink­ing hot cocoa beside a fire­place — is excep­tional on this EP. With­out the usual instru­men­ta­tion, this stripped back ver­sion allows her voice and lyri­cal con­tent to shine through with an endear­ing hon­esty. Pre­vi­ous fans of her work may how­ever find them­selves miss­ing the catchy beats and promi­nent R&B vibes that are weaved through­out her pre­vi­ous work, and would get stuck in your head for days.

Any­one that likes this EP should check out her pre­vi­ous work which effort­lessly com­bines soul, folk and R&B for a more upbeat, dancey ver­sion.

Keep up to date with Lianne La Havas’s music at: www​.lian​nela​havas​.com

Review by Jes­sica Keane

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