Today’s one to watch 2013 was introduced on Breaking More Waves as a new wave two months ago and has already picked up a head of media and blog love steam as she heads off for destination public popularity. She reportedly only played her first solo live performance in September at the iTunes festival in London, but this is not actually true; our favourite blog lady Flying With Anna raved about Laura Mvula after catching her at Camden Crawl 2012 in May.
Mvula, who was previously a member of the band Judyshouse released her debut limited edition single She last month and has already picked up play on daytime BBC Radio 1 through Fearne Cotton’s show. She’s what her label describes as a ‘priority act’ for 2013 and it’s easy to see why; Mvula’s soulful voice sounds utterly timeless, her classical music training impacting here possibly. Her music is the type of music to disconnect from the world to and find a space to exist only for the sound. It is a definition of beauty.
Those who have seen Laura perform live are falling over themselves with superlatives; a recent show in London left The Society of the Golden Slippers stating that her performance was “one of the most stirring live sets we've seen, ever.”
At the time of writing Laura Mvula’s Facebook page has around 900 likes. By the time you read this we suspect it will have a significantly larger number. Give it another year and we suspect some extra 0’s will have been added to that figure. Wonderful music - watch the video of She below and be blown away.
Laura Mvula - She
Laura Mvula - Like The Morning Dew