Single Review – Lianne La Havas – Green and Gold

With her second studio album Blood out at the end of the week Lianne La Havas has released a third single in ‘Green and Gold’ that is evocative of the album’s tone and inspiration as she sings about her Jamaican and Greek heritage. The track features a faded and relaxed riff with a nudging beat to generate an intimate musical feel. This is reinforced by Lianne’s easy, breathy vocal which remains in close proximity to the sounds around her. This soft base is occasionally left as she gently raises her tone for the chorus, but the track in general is laid back and intimate in it’s nature and never abandons this for a forced piece of theatre or drama. It stays in it’s groove and whilst not being anything spectacular, it certainly is a honed and refined track.

Owen Riddle @oriddleo1995

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