Estelle Lavaud, better known simply as Lavaud, is the latest sensation coming out of the U.K. The twenty-one-year-old from Hackney, London, just released her debut single and video “Deep” and it’s jam-packed with her signature sweeping, powerful vocals. Already on the Top 40, this catchy tune is sure to be a repeat on your end of summer playlist, carrying you right into fall.
Listed as “One to Watch 2016” by the UK MOBO’s unsigned committee, Lavaud is making a name for herself on both sides of the ocean. She’s been influenced by some of the all-time greats like Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Bob Marley, and Beyonce, so it’s no surprise that “Deep” is rich with not only powerful lyrics, but also has a feel-good vibe that makes you want to turn the volume all the way up as you drive home with the windows down. But this jam isn’t just for listeners cruising down the freeway: even if you’re stuck on a crowded subway sweating in the latest heat wave, Lavaud’s rich vocals will be sure to transport you.
In between her hectic schedule, Lavaud recorded a stripped down version of “Deep” for us in her personal studio. Take a look at this exclusive acoustic version here, and prepare to get your chill on.