Lianne La Havas - Blood

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Blood is the second studio album by British folk and soul singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas, released in July 2015 via Warner Bros. Records.

Following the release of her critically acclaimed debut Is Your Love Big Enough? La Havas embarked on a variety of tours and festivals before travelling to Jamaica. During her time there, she attempted to regain a connection with her roots, the exploration inspiring La Havas to begin writing the follow up to her debut. During her stay in Jamaica Lianne met with reggae producer Stephen McGregor who would subsequently go on to help produce the album along with past collaborator Matt Hales.  

Starting as a backup singer for Faith and various other artists, her first EP Lost & Found was released in late October 2011 on the Labour of Love label, before she moved to Warner Music and recorded her debut album.  

In early 2014, Prince played a gig in her living room in London and she also appeared on Alt-J's 2014 album This Is All Yours on the track "Warm Foothills". In September 2014, Prince released Art Official Age, featuring La Havas heavily through the album, singing in "Clouds" and providing vocals on "Affirmation I&II", "Way Back Home" and "Affirmation III". La Havas performed in November that year again with Prince on an episode of Saturday Night Live as a featured vocalist. She also collaborated with Aqualung on the song "Eggshells" from his album 10 Features.

Blood was seen as departure from the acoustic folk musical leanings of her debut, taking on more of a neo soul and jazz style, that has been compared to the work of Lauryn Hill and Jill Scott

Blood has also been described as a seamless album, one where the songs flow into one another with fluidity and serenity. Lyrically the songs feature wit and honesty declaring her security in her relationship. The second single released from the album relies on turning the negative phrase "What You Don't Do" into a positive message talking about the games La Havas is not "forced to endure" during her relationship.

Upon release Blood was met with positive reviews from music critics, who praised the musical transition and its overall progression from La Havas debut album.

Commercially the album was successful, peaking at #2 in the United Kingdom and #1 in the Netherlands and Norway and #30 in Australia, as well as making appearances on other charts. In order to promote the album La Havas ventured on numerous tours and supported Blood with the release of the first two singles Unstoppable and What You Don't Do, both of which fared moderately. It received a nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album at the 2016 Grammy Awards.

Check out a few tracks off the album.  UnstoppableWhat You Don't Do, Green & Gold, Midnight, Tokyo, and Ghost.

This LP record is on 180 gram vinyl with a printed inner sleeve and digital download code, pressed in Europe.

(0825646117789)

Tracklisting:

 

A1

Unstoppable

 

A2

Green & Gold

 

A3          

What You Don't Do                 

      

A4

Tokyo

 

A5

Wonderful

 

B1

Midnight

 

B2

Grow

 

B3

Ghost

 

B4

Never Get Enough

 

B5

Good Goodbye

 

SKU 0825646117789
Record Label Warner Bros. Records
Label / Model # Warner
Catalogue Number 0825646117789
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 31 July 2015
Original Release Date (Year) 31 July 2015
Barcode # 0825646117789
Shipping Weight 0.3050kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Vinyl, Printed Inner Sleeve, Digital Download Code
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Funk
Genre Soul
Genre Neo Soul
Genre Folk
Format VINYL LP

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