Through her honest-as-Mary J. lyrical life experiences and laid-back musical melodies, Southern California’s Havana blends straight hotness together on her knows-no-boundaries new album Entervention.
Entervention follows up Havana’s debut album L.I.F.E., which caught the attention of big names like NBC, MTV, Scion and Adidas who linked up with the singer on select licensing deals. Those large corporate names have been equally balanced by Havana’s success as an independent artist on the Detroit-bred, San Diego-based label Skoolcraft Music, where L.I.F.E. has sold an impressive 18,000 units (physical & digital) to date. Havana is an artist who defies predictable first-impressions and lazy stereotypes. Part street, all real talk, Havana’s progressive, electronic hyper-soul can spin at the club, at a house party, or on the stereo on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Havana's sophomore project, Entervention, is a concept album based on the turmoil and
struggle she encountered while trying to overcome her past. The situations on this album parallel the things Havana saw growing up and her present reality. “The Entervention project involves me dealing with my past by venting my frustrations through the music. I am taking the opportunity to share more of my feelings; feelings that I haven't touched on until now,”
The tone of Entervention lies in the progressive and upbeat production. Instead of seeking more traditional R&B style production, Havana, “chose to lay my vocals over high powered beats because it parallels the way I live my life...upbeat, lively and raw” Standout tracks include In Touch, Repeat Offender, Nitelife and Not Affected (from Havanas side project, Match'd Frantic).
Entervention features production by forward thinking producers like Brook DLeau (J*Davey), GB (Dwight Trible, Shafyq Husayn) and Trackademicks (Kid Sister, Teedra Moses).
Biography courtesy of Havana