Laura Mvula

12:03pm

Mon July 1, 2013
Tiny Desk Concerts

Laura Mvula: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Mon December 23, 2013 4:24 pm

Laura Mvula performs a Tiny Desk Concert on May 15, 2013.
Marie McGrory NPR

Listen to Laura Mvula's terrific full-length debut, Sing to the Moon, and you'll hear soulful pop music in Technicolor. The U.K. singer's sonic ambition is boundless: Her intricately layered songs straddle genres, locations and eras in ways that sound entirely original.

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11:45am

Wed June 26, 2013
World Cafe

Laura Mvula On World Cafe

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 3:15 pm

Laura Mvula.
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U.K. singer Laura Mvula has been well-served by her conservatory training, which helped her uncover her own unique sound: Mvula's first full-length album, Sing to the Moon, blends classic pop, jazz and soul.

With help from producer Steve Brown, Mvula's choral-like arrangements are wonderfully layered and complex. In this installment of World Cafe, the singer performs live with her band and talks to host David Dye about how she separates her roles as a songwriter and a performer.

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1:41pm

Wed May 15, 2013
Music Interviews

Laura Mvula's Velvet 'Moon' Is A Revelation

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 7:33 am

Laura Mvula's debut is ambitiously confident, as if she and her band had perfected their sound years ago.
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The very first notes on Laura Mvula's new album feel like a powerful invocation. You're not sure for what, but the moment is awesome — with an emphasis on awe.

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