From My Heart to Yours

So I was looking for new music on iTunes and I stumbled on Laura Izibor, a Soul singer from Ireland.

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Her lush voice is gritty and smooth (yes, at the same time) on “From My Heart To Yours” Her voice is reminiscent of Jill Scott, Mavis Staples and Candi Staton.  People may compare her to Alicia Keys because she also plays the piano, but her voice has more depth and quality than Ms. Keys.

[youtube *From My Heart To Yours*

She has released several EPs and should be releasing a full album in 2009. *Totally looking forward to that*

And people, if you do not have Musiq Soulchild’s “OnMyRadio,” you need to get it!


Do not let “Radio” scare you. That song was placed at the end of the album for a reason and it sounds nothing like the rest of the album.  The stand outs on the album, for me, are:

  • Back Again *the melody is quite infectious*
  • Dear John *a somewhat, cold-hearted tale of dumping his GF via voicemail*
  • Money Right *He is promising to find a way to take care of his love, even if he has to “beg or borrow.” I like the beat. The LM and I dance cheek-to-cheek or I dance by myself doing the “Carlton Dance” lol
  • Someone *sounds similar to a Robin Thicke song*Great groove nonetheless
  • Iwannabe *a reggae-tinged track* I love, love this song! Damian Marley does stellar work on this track
  • Sobeautiful *So sexy* I love when he gets into the falsetto range, makes me mist up (because I think a whisper can be quite sexy)

[youtube *Dear John* One of my faves on the album.

Happy Holidays,

Mix Maven

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  • Mira July 12, 2011 at 9:27 PM

    Laura is an awesome singer, with a such a distinct voice! I love her style too…but I must disagree. She is not better than Alicia Keys (who’s basically legendary) nor does she have more “quality” as you may call it! She is a distinct artist without much or any resemblance to Alicia. If anything, there are really no artists out there than can compare to Alicia Keys…I am a fan, true! But she is famous and justifiably so at that.

    If you’re interested in seeing more of Laura, she’s on this season of One Tree Hill (on CW).

    • Pumps And Gloss July 13, 2011 at 1:33 PM

      Mira, I am just not a fan of AK. I do not like her voice. But I am glad that you are able to like Ms. Keys.

  • Eb December 29, 2008 at 8:12 AM

    SO beautiful and Someone are my jamz… yeah I was definitely wary that the entire album would sound just like the whack single “Radio” but I was pleasantly surprised!

  • Jen December 22, 2008 at 11:48 AM

    Thanks for the introduction to Laura Izibor. While I truly dislike the song, I love her voice. Fantastic.

  • Kim December 21, 2008 at 12:22 AM

    I’m loving laura izibor.

  • Butterflydiary December 19, 2008 at 11:54 PM

    Holy cow, Laura izibor has an amazingly lush voice, in a way so similar to Amy Winehouse with a soul beat. Thanks for letting us know!!

  • Jam Bella December 19, 2008 at 2:45 AM

    Her voice sort of reminds me of your girl Terri Walker. Good stuff, cuz I was getting bored of Duffy!