In this, her full length debut album, BBC Sound of 2012 nominee Lianne La Havas demonstrates that she is not just another soul singer to add to the pile of albums in your living room - but she's not quite ready to take any big risks yet either.
She entices you in with the stunning sounds of opening track Don't Wake Me Up, lulling you into a soulful dream-world of wavering, layered vocals and lyrics that lay bare the woman behind them, with nothing to hide and no hesitation. The album then takes you straight into the title track Is Your Love Big Enough?, which doesn't have quite the same punch but still shows her passion and skill for song writing.
The next track of serious note is collaboration with Willy Mason No Room For Doubt, a beautiful, heartfelt mesh of simple harmonies and lulling guitar. With this song, both artists achieve a level of intimacy through their subtle tones, which has you hanging on every single word and incapable of anything but pressing repeat.
After the true anticipation engendered by the first half of the album, the second half comes as something of a disappointment. Only Everything Everything keeps pace, with the final songs trailing out lamentably to leave you hanging and desperate for just a little bit more of her (for want of a better word) 'wow'.
Though undoubtedly she has an excellent producer in Matt Hales, you come away from the album feeling like she could have given so much more. A quick YouTube search of her live tracks confirms it, as you're greeted with some stunning performances that could only have been ten times better in person. The tracks have a beautifully perfected feel when raw passion and sound is what she has in abundance. Certainly a recommended album for the lazy summer days, but we'll leave it to you to decide whether it would be better spent on a ticket to one of her shows (she's touring in October by the way).
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