La Havas releases her second full length album, “Blood” following the release of her critically acclaimed debut album, “Is Your Love Big Enough?”
This album is a definite home run. This album is inspired by Las Havas’ trip to Jamaican that she took with her mom after touring for her debut album. La Havas met up with reggae producer Stephan McGregor and he eventually helped produce ‘Blood.’
Blood is one smooth, introspective album without fail. ‘Green and Gold’ is a coming of age love song that explores her Jamaican and Greek backgrounds. The rhythm gives a subtle salute to Las Havas’ Jamaican roots.
‘Unstoppable’ is a great track to kick off the album. It’s a breezy summer tune that showcases La Havas’ range of vocals.
La Havas departs from her acoustic ways in the first albums and shows her versatility through a neo-soul and jazz style, with elements of R&B, doo-wop, reggae and gospel music.
Las Havas succeeds when she sticks to that neo-soul jazz style. The only hiccup is ‘Never Get Enough.’ She switches between acoustic and electronic which jars the listeners back and forth between two completely different genres in an uncomfortable way. Besides that, the rest of the album is smooth sailing. From ‘Wonderful’ to ‘Midnight’ it soars.