At the ripe old age of 21, Lianne La Havas’ voice is wise beyond its years. With a sound that is both reminiscent of a bygone era and as contemporary as Adele’s, Lianne brings a unique flavor to the music scene. This London songbird has been generating a lot of buzz lately and recently signed with Warner Brothers Records to work on the release of her first album. After listening to her recent cover of “Final Form” by the up-and-coming English rock band Everything Everything, it’s easy to understand why people are talking.
Think you know popular music? Fine, quick Top 40 quiz for you. Rihanna had four number-one singles in 2010. What were they?
Did you get ‘em? If you did, you win! Or, actually, maybe you lose. Whether you’re proud of that knowledge depends on your perspective on the Top 40 I suppose. Anyway, the final #1, the Drake-featuring “What’s My Name,” dropped in October. Somewhat surprising it’s taken this long for covers to pop up, but as if to make up for lost time, two just dropped in our laps. By what appears to be total coincidence, they come from back-to-back sessions at BBC’s Radio 1.