Laura Mvula has been a go to artists on my ipod for a little over a year now. I simply cannot get enough of her debut album Sing to the Moon (2013). This 26-year-old classically trained, singer-songwriter’s music combines orchestral emotion with beautiful harmonies and personal vocals giving resemblance to the great Nina Simone, George Gershwin and Björk amongst others. If you listen closely enough you will realize that every song on Sing to the Moon was delicately orchestrated in a way that can connect to anyone who listens.
One thing that I love about Laura Mvula is that you can tell just how much she loves performing the music that she writes. Her stage presence is infectious and it keeps her audience wanting more! Mvula caught my attention right away when I heard her song “She”. “She” gives me goosebumps every time I listen to it. Jonah Bromwich from Pitchfork states, “The formal complexity of Mvula’s best songs is testament to an education at the esteemed Birmingham Conservatoire, whose graduates often stray towards jazz, opera, and classical composition”. This education has certainly paid off for Mvula, she has been receiving 5 star reviews all over the world and will continue doing so for years to come. She definitely deserves all the heartbeats that she can get!
Here is an acoustic performance of her song “She”.. enjoy!
Heres a look at what her full performances look like… I love this performance!
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