Lianne La Havas // Lost & Found
Since I’m properly back now, I’m going to be posting some of what I’ve been listening to over the past few months after keeping you out of the loop for too long. I’ll still be posting lots of, and the flashback will make a return - but I’ll start with this.
I first heard Lianne La Havas last year by accident, when I came across her Willy Mason duet “No Room For Doubt”. I contemplated posting it, but didn’t really think it was special enough and wrote her off as another faceless soul-folk singer. Then I heard “Lost & Found” and that all changed.
“Lost & Found” is such a powerful track. The honesty and harshness of the lyrics cut deep, with the line “you broke me and taught me, to truly hate myself” really standing out. Lianne’s rich vocals display vulnerability as she describes the affects of a destructive relationship. Whether it be in the emotional verses, soulful middle 8, or the quiet outro; that sense of hurt is always there.
The, quiet piano driven instrumental allows this emotion to stand out, creating what is a beautifully intense track. However even in remix form, you can feel just how much pain Lianne has went through. Check out the Lapalux and Ifan Dafydd remixes for extra listening pleasure, as cringeworthy as that may sound.