Any time someone notable appears in a headline alongside NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert segment, they immediately get a click. The concerts, which range from 10 to 20 minutes, are performed in front of a group of people from NPR’s offices, and they’re always incredibly intimate. From T-Pain to Leon Bridges, the segment often brings larger-than-life songs to a softer, more beautiful tone. So when someone like Lianne La Havas, who often sings of love and heartbreak in the most graceful way, drops by the Tiny Desk, the performance is sure to stun. And with no doubt, she did.
Bringing a back-up singer and piano player, The British singer performed “What You Don’t Do” and the large “Unstoppable” from her most recent album, Blood, as well as “Forget” from her first album, Is Your Love Big Enough? She has such a large voice that seems even more grand performing in a small environment that NPR creates.
Watch the performance below.