Laura Mvula has been floating around my periphery for awhile, and I finally got to check out her album Sing To The Moon a few weeks ago. I liked it but ended up getting distracted and not getting the chance to really listen to it thoroughly. Then, I stumbled across the video for “That’s Alright” and I haven’t been able to put down the album since.
Once again, the UK has exported a soul singer that is brimming with creativity and freshness to America, and this time it’s in the form of Laura Mvula.
Her album has been out here for a bit now, but she hasn’t broken through sadly. The striking visuals of this video, the lyrics and the theatricality and grandiosity of this song alone should make you reconsider giving her a try. Her music is chock full of harmonies, which may come from her Gospel background, but it’s good music. At times the vocals can be a bit dense, and there’s no shortage of vocality on her part. This song is full of transitions that are lush and stark at the same time and the album is bursting with more of the same.
What do you think of this cut? I’d love to hear some opinions!