Having developed impressively strong critical and popular acclaim, it's surprising to note that this self-titled release is only the third of Lianne La Havas’ career. Partly that’s thanks to her various collaborative efforts, including those with greats such as Prince, but it’s also because her work carries a timeless nature that barely ages. That’s true here on a collection of vocal focused songs that vary through tempo and style, picking up Folk, R&B and Afro-Cuban vibes in their acoustic instrumentation. While the cover of Radiohead’s ‘Weird Fishes’ may be one of the best reversionings of the bands work, the album highlight is ‘Green Papaya’. A ballad laid bare with little more than voice and guitar, it captures a warmth with a chill that recalls Joni Mitchell at her best. An impressive feat.