British singer/songwriter Lianne La Havas is performing a livestreamed set from London’s gorgeous Roundhouse to celebrate the July 17 release of her self-titled new album. She’s also just dropped a cover of Radiohead’s “Weird Fishes” — an oddly wonderful choice of song.
“This song is very close to my heart, and in the story of the record, the lyrics express exactly where I was,” she said in a press release. “At the same time, it felt very appropriate to use it as a kind of test song to record with my live band, to see if we’d work as well in the studio as we do onstage—I’d always wanted to play live in the studio like in the ’70s. Everything felt right that day. I knew this is my direction; this is my album; this is my story.”
Of the album, she says: “This is my first completely self-produced album with my band. I got my way with everything — all the decisions that you hear on this album were mine. I’m a woman now, so I’m less shy and timid about saying certain things. And there’s no right or wrong when it’s your record, so I was very much embracing that fact as well.”
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