Folk-Soul Singer-Songwriter Lianna La Havas is Otherworldly

Treat yourself to a mini concert with NPR Tiny Desk (I love these guys!) presenting Lianne LaHavas. Accompanied by two other vocalists (James Wyatt on piano and Frida Mariama Touray), she has a captivatingly unforced spark. She is soulful and heart-hitting. Listening to La Havas is easy yet emotive.

The set features three songs:What You Don’t Do, Unstoppable and Forget. Unstoppable (4:05) is probably my favorite. The imagery in the lyrics and music are perfectlypaired lending to a galactic, unchained communication.  I feel like I’m pulled off my feet to something otherworldly. I’m floating away with the soft introduction of the hollow body guitar, and as the notes begin to roll together, I seem to roll with it. There’s this sense of gravitation-less spin among the celestial.

I am left… inspired.  May be you’ll be too …

I was like a satellite spinning away
Almost lost forever and leaving no trace
Floating through the darkest reaches of space
To another galaxy
Our polarity shifted around
There is nothing else left holding us down
But it’s just gravitational
We are unstoppable

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— LM Jones