Singer Lianna La Havas’ Favorite Bar and Restaurants in NY, LA and LONDON
From VIBE–During an intimate session in front of the VIBE editorial staff, Warner Bros recording artist Lianne La Havas performed a selection of acoustic songs from her debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough? “You broke me, and taught me how to truly hate myself,” crooned the 23-year-old British songwriter. “Unfold me, and teach me how to be like somebody else.” The soothing yet chilling display was at once piercing and vulnerable. With nothing but a guitar, La Havas’ voice soared like a songbird not yet aware of her potential. Though she remains relatively unknown to American audiences, the London-born artist’s soulful sound has the potential to make her a breakout star on both sides of the Atlantic. La Havas attributes Lauryn Hill, Jill Scott, and Erykah Badu as musical influences. She may not be a household name, but she’s no stranger to the United States. Some of her album was recorded here, including one song that was completed in Brooklyn. After her performance, La Havas sat down with VIBE to guide us to some of her favorite hangouts, including a secret Mexican bar in LA, her go-to spots in New York, and absolute favorite restaurant in her hometown, London.