There’s something special about this young lady from Birmingham...
Laura Mvula's debut single ‘She’ appeared out of nowhere in November 2012 and almost overnight won huge praise from influential UK music critics.
Following a nomination for the 2013 BRITs Critics’ Choice Award and included in the coveted BBC Sound of 2013 longlist, Laura Mvula’s debut album ‘Sing to the Moon’ was released on 4th March 2013 through RCA Victor (Sony).
The classically trained, singer-songwriter fuses orchestral soul with velvet harmonies and emotional vocals, giving nods to Nina Simone, George Gershwin and Björk amongst others. A graduate from the Birmingham Conservatoire with a degree in composition, the 26-year-old is a unique collision of her Caribbean background and formal music.
In August 2014 Laura released a stunning orchestral version of her debut album 'Sing To The Moon'. This new LP was recorded at Abbey Road Studios with the 52 piece Dutch Metropole Orkest, led by conductor Jules Buckley.
Her second album 'The Dreaming Room’, released 17th June 2016, is an expansion on what was already a captivating sound. The heavenly layers of voices, the unexpected complex diversions and the celestial grandeur are still all there but with the addition of buzzy analogue synths and electric guitar lines. This is Laura in a new found light - still reflecting her distinctive signature sound but showing the progression of an artist who has come into her own. Laura has taken personal misery and turned it into musical magic. The result may come as a surprise to many, but the final product is a true testament to her musical talents. Now critically acclaimed, Laura has broken the boundaries of music once again.