Laura Mvula first grabbed the world’s attention with her debut EP ‘She‘, published in 2012. Not too long before this she was working as a receptionist hoping her demo tapes would make an impression on whoever she sent them to. But her talent couldn’t be suppressed; she soon signed a deal with RCA and got her four-song record out to critical acclaim. Critics in fact called the enchanting fusion of jazz, gospel and pop steered by Laura’s powerful vocals ‘gospeldelia’, a brand new genre of its own. The Birmingham songstress built on this success with her first album ‘Sing to the Moon’ which climbed to the top ten of the UK album charts and won her a couple of MOBO awards. After that 2013 release the 29 year-old took her game to the next level, recording a full-length album with the Metropole Orkest, an orchestral ensemble based in the Netherlands.
Laura has now revealed yet another facet to her boundless musical talent with her newest single ‘Overcome’. It is a composition that yet again defies classification but is supremely uplifting both in its message and its execution. Mvula’s commanding vocals are layered into choral harmonies that will elevate you into your happy place. Laced into the song are the unmistakeable Nile Rogers licks that defined a musical era. Apparently Laura sent him the song for a critique but the Chic legend was so moved by the song that he couldn’t resist adding a couple of touches with his guitar. The result is a Laura-fied gospel standard with a funky ambiance that you want to play over and over.
Miami Based, Internationally Known