Nominee for the 2013 BRITs Critics?Choice Award and ranked highly in fourth place for the BBC Sound of 2013, Laura Mvula announces the release of new single, ?Green Garden? on 24 February 2013 through RCA Victor (Sony).
New single ?Green Garden? taken from the debut album ?Sing to the Moon?, is an uplifting track which infuses Laura?s signature use of percussive chimes painted with enchanting harmonies – a unique sound that has wowed critics helping to make her one of names everyones lips in 2013.
Described as ?The voice of 2013? by The Evening Standard, the classically trained, singer-songwriter?s music fuses orchestral soul and emotional vocals giving nods to Nina Simone, George Gershwin and Björk amongst others.
A graduate from the Birmingham Conservatoire wth a degree in composition, the 26-year-old is a unique collision of her Caribbean background and formal music.
There?s something special about this young lady from Birmingham. Laura?s debut single ?She?, produced by Steve Brown (Rumer) and mixed by Tom Elmhirst (Adele), appeared out of nowhere almost overnight to huge praise from the cream of UK music critics – a track so lyrically poetic that it took on a life of its own.
Laura started writing songs on her laptop while working as a supply teacher in a Birmingham secondary school. Now, with some incredible live performances and a praised EP (?She? released 18th November) under her belt, 2013 looks set to be an incredible year for her.
- VIDEO: Laura Mvula goes back to school (bbc.co.uk)
- BBC Sound of 2013: Laura Mvula (bbc.co.uk)
- Sleeve: “Sing To The Moon” by Laura Mvula (loft965.com)
- First Listen: “She” by Laura Mvula (loft965.com)
- Stream: Laura Mvula, “Green Garden” (thefader.com)
- Song Of The Day: She (live) (foraggio.wordpress.com)
- Haim announced as BBC Sound of 2013 (telegraph.co.uk)
- Ones to watch in 2013: Laura Mvula (guardian.co.uk)
- New music: Laura Mvula – Like the Morning Dew (guardian.co.uk)
- Haim win BBC Sound of 2013 poll (thetimes.co.uk)