We've been guilty of buying into the buzz surrounding an artist only to forget them months later on more than one occasion, but in Lianne La Havas's case, there's little chance of that happening anytime soon. Why? Because rather than using her position on this year's Ones To Watch lists as a springboard into the charts, she's instead opted to build up a global fanbase on the quiet through the old-fashioned method of discovery.
The rich, piano-led production on her latest track is a departure from the folk-soul guitar riffs heard on her recent efforts, but the emotion is no less raw. "Just look at who I have become/ I'm so ashamed you were the one," she confesses of her destructive relationship, her elegant and pitch-perfect vocals racked with unnerving honesty. It's the opposite of what a singer would normally put out at such an early stage in their career, but then we're not talking about a normal artist.