Somehow, we've never featured British singer and songwriter Lianna La Havas on the site before-- I know, I know, SMH-- but that's all changing today. Lianne has announced a new self-titled album due out on July 17th, which marks the UK songstress's third album, and with that, we have a brand new single.
The single, "Paper Thin," straddles the lines between soothing and sultry, defined by the strumming of a guitar. Lianne spoke on the new song, revealing the song sort of came to her in sleep, amazingly enough-- "'Paper Thin,' for me, is the song that started this whole thing going. It started as a distant melody in my head as I was falling asleep that I decided not to sleep on. It was recorded as jam between friends and has stayed that way."
Her self-titled album will contain nine original records, and a tenth song that is a cover of Radiohead's "Weird Fishes." Lianne also shared a few words on the upcoming album, revealing it's self-produced:
"This is my first completely self-produced album with my own band. I got my own way with everything--all the decisions that you hear on this album were mine," she says. "I'm a woman now, so I'm less shy and timid about saying certain things. And there's no right or wrong when it's your record, so I was very much embracing that fact, as well."
She continues. "I've tapped into the best and worst parts of me and while I didn't expect this to be the direction of my new music, it's my reality and it's driven by emotion. I dare say that this is the closest I've gotten to a pure expression so far. If you'd never heard me before, I'd be happy to say, 'This is me. This is who I am.'"
We'll keep you posted as more music rolls out from Lianne La Havas.
You understand the pain I'm in
Slipping in and out
Of such confidence
And overwhelming doubt