Lianne La Havas: The Voice Of What's To Come The rising British pop star is virtually impossible to resist in this performance at WFUV's studios in New York City. Watch La Havas perform the title song to her debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough?

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Lianne La Havas: The Voice Of What's To ComeWFUV

The music of 23-year-old singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas expresses a thoughtful curiosity that brims with hope and wonder about the world. She recently stopped by WFUV to talk about her debut album — titled Is Your Love Big Enough? — and perform the title track in studio.

La Havas' personal and musical positivity is infectious. Armed with just a secondhand guitar and a soulful voice, the British singer filled our studio with a sound and energy that all but tore the roof off.

You can watch more performances from this session and hear the full interview over at WFUV.org.

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