Lianne La Havas’ ‘Is Your Love Big Enough?’ is her debut studio album produced by Matt Ingram and released on July 6, 2012 by Warner Bros
Track listing : 1.Don’t Wake Me Up (Lianne La Havas) – 03:43 . 2.Is Your Love Big Enough? (Lianne La Havas, Matt Hales, Willy Mason) – 03:22 . 3.Lost & Found (Lianne La Havas, Matt Hales) – 04:28 . 4.Au Cinéma (Lianne La Havas, Matt Hales) – 04:18 . 5.No Room for Doubt (Lianne La Havas, Willy Mason, Matt Hales) – 04:05 . 6.Forget (Lianne La Havas) – 03:52 . 7.Age (Lianne La Havas, Matt Hales) – 02:43 . 8.Elusive (Scott Matthews) – 03:56 . 9.Everything Everything (Lianne La Havas, Matt Hales) – 03:50 . 10.Gone (Lianne La Havas, Matt Hales) – 04:25 . 11.Tease Me (Lianne La Havas) – 03:37 . 12.They Could Be Wrong (Lianne La Havas, Matt Hales) – 03:21 .
Musicians : Lianne La Havas – Guitar, Vocals . Chris Dagger – Bass . Willy Mason – Vocals on (5) . Jay Sikora – Drums . James Wyatt – Keyboards .
Production Matt Ingram – Producer . Matt Hales – Mixing, Producer . Renaud Letang – Mixing . Dan Cox – Engineer, Producer . Mandy Parnell – Mastering .
Packaging : Thomas Haimovici – Artwork .
Released by Warner Bros on July 6, 2012.
I there’s one topic music has covered extensively it’s love. The word itself is thrown around in such a tawdry way within lyrically moribund pop songs that it ironically inspires hate. Nevertheless, Lianne La Havas exceptionally tackles all shades of the subject with raw emotion, poured candidly from the heart. […]
Credit must also go to Matt Hales (better known as Aqualung), whose production adds a wealth of interest and texture to La Havas’s simple, catchy songs, which might have become samey otherwise. […]
There are plenty of jazz inflections and echoing smoky vocals, which is undoubtedly where the Triana and CBR comparisons come fromand a rising and falling energy. Meanwhile, the second half of the record is sped right down and bleeds into what can only be described as blissed-out-ness. […]