Congratulations to Lianne La Havas, who has received three nominations for this year’s MOBO Awards: Best Female Act, Best R&B/Soul Act, and Album of the Year, for her self-titled, third album, released in July on Nonesuch Records in the US. The UK’s biggest celebration of Black music and culture, the MOBO Awards celebration will take place on December 9, live-streamed for the first time on YouTube at 7pm GMT, and broadcast on BBC One at 10:45pm GMT.
Lianne La Havas spans the arc of a relationship. “What plays a big role in the album is the idea of the life cycle of plants and nature – equating this journey with a seasonal thing that blooms, thrives, goes away, and comes back even stronger,” she says. Its musical references are as varied as Milton Nascimento, Joni Mitchell, Jaco Pastorious, Al Green, and Destiny’s Child. // Continue to the full article