Lost Gem: Lianne La Havas wants to “Say A Little Prayer”

We’re running out of superlatives at SoulTracks that aptly characterize the many musical gifts of the UK’s Lianne La Havas. We’ve covered Lianne’s every graceful move since the release of her stellar debut to her most recent album Blood, and while awaiting new music from her we’ve been poking around on YouTube for some live performances to tide us over.  

We came upon this lost gem from 2016, a cover of Burt Bacharach’s “I Say A Little Prayer.”  What to say?  Lianne’s sublime arrangement, quavering jazz chords, and warm vocals add up to something quite beautiful. If unadorned voice and guitar get any better than this, someone please let us know! Enjoy.

By Robb Patryk

Lianne La Havas - "I Say A Little Prayer"

We’re running out of superlatives at SoulTracks that aptly characterize the many musical gifts of the UK’s Lianne La Havas. We’ve covered Lianne’s every graceful move since the release of her stellar debut to her most recent album Blood, and while awaiting new music from her we’ve been poking around on YouTube for some live performances to tide us over.  

We came upon this lost gem from 2016, a cover of Burt Bacharach’s “I Say A Little Prayer.”  What to say?  Lianne’s sublime arrangement, quavering jazz chords, and warm vocals add up to something quite beautiful. If unadorned voice and guitar get any better than this, someone please let us know! Enjoy.

By Robb Patryk

Lianne La Havas - "I Say A Little Prayer"

 
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