Lianne La Havas: Artist You Should Know

Singer Lianne La Havas was previously profiled in our Love from London series and now she is taking hold on our airwaves here at KCRW! Here are some additional reflections on the artist from DJ Jason Kramer.

I first found Lianne La Havas when doing a little research about what’s going on in England, where she has been nominated for BBC’s Sound of 2012 alongside Azealia Banks, Frank Ocean and recent KCRW guest Michael Kiwanuka.

At 22 years-old, Lianne caught my ear with her soulful vocals and beautiful melodies. I am definitely a sucker for amazing voices. There is no need to tell you twice. Her EP “Forget” was released recently and the title track is receiving a great deal of attention at KCRW.

Stream “Forget”:

Also, check out the video for “No Room for Doubt”, which features a duet with another talent, singer songwriter Willy Mason.


Coming off her tour with Bon Iver last winter, Lianne will be supporting Bombay Bicycle Club on their UK tour in April. She also has a full length due out in Spring on Warner Bros. Records.

She is an artist with a long and brilliant future for many years to come. Opposite of the title, you will not “forget” this infectious song or EP.

Grab some free music from Lianne on her Facebook page in exchange for your email address.

— Jason Kramer


  1. @AshleyCYano
    July 17, 2012, 2:05 pm

    Does anyone know how to download it to itunes???

  2. @AshleyCYano
    July 17, 2012, 2:04 pm

    Hi danyelle- yes! Thank you - that's the one

  • Saw Lianne open for Bon Iver in December… she took my breath away. What a spine-tinglingly beautiful voice she has! She's even interesting when she speaks (her British accent is so cute!) Good choice!

  • Briszeida Bullock

    Saw her two nights ago here in NYC… And I was blown away by her voice and persona! Love Her! Can't wait for her album release this summer!

  • Gill Guerry

    I heard Lianne La Havas sing "Living on a Wire" today on Morning Becomes Eclectic. WOW. I must have that song. But I can't find it anywhere in the US. It's only available on iTunes in the UK. Anyone know where I can find it?

  • mary

    Must have "Living on a Wire" too! Searching as well…no luck so far…


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  • Ashley

    I am also trying to find "Living On A Wire" by Nitin Sawhney featuring LIanne La Havas and I can't find it anywhere???? Help!!!

  • danyelle

    I posted the youtube link above. Can you see it?

  • Hi danyelle- yes! Thank you – that's the one

  • Does anyone know how to download it to itunes???