The singer, 31,, who was Paloma Religion’s backing vocalist earlier than making it as a solo artist, stated she and her boyfriend had been planning a quiet day collectively that will honour her Jamacian and Greek heritage plus her British upbringing.
She’s going to spend the day along with her boyfriend.
She stated: “My Christmas traditions are blended — we now have Greek and Jamaican and our British undertones. It is going to be totally different this yr however I really like cooking and internet hosting — I get burdened, however I like having individuals [around] to me. I’m a PJs all day kinda woman. I don’t watch the Queen’s Speech — by no means have.
“We simply watch a great deal of telly. This yr goes to be unusual — I believe I’ll have a Zoom Christmas. So we’ll have individuals on screens all day. Little question there can be some display screen backseat cooking.”
The singer, whose actual identify is Lianne Charlotte Barnes, stated releasing an album – her first in 5 years – throughout a pandemic had been “unusual”.
“I believe I got here to phrases with the very fact I wouldn’t be enjoying gigs for some time some time in the past,” she stated. “However I’m hopeful about subsequent yr, with festivals and stay performances going ahead. It has been a really unusual time for artists. To launch music like I did in these circumstances is uncommon.”
La Havas was not too long ago nominated for 3 MOBO awards – together with finest feminine and album of the yr. She stated the awards, which had taken a hiatus for 2 years earlier than returning nearly for 2020, had been extra prevalent this yr as a result of widespread Black Lives Matter protests.
“As an artist it’s all the time good to be seen,” she stated. “I believe this yr with all of the social unrest that has been happening, they had been extra prevalent than ever earlier than. It was good to have them again.”
The singer additionally spoke about filming “surreal” performances for Samsung KX’s Related Christmas sequence. She stated: “It was the primary time I had achieved something like that within the lockdown world. Folks really streamed in…so it was a bit like having an viewers.”