12 Songs, 36 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Personal pain becomes complex, exultant pop on the British soul star’s stunning second album. Building on the eclectic, strange pleasures of her debut Sing To The Moon, Mvula—working alongside Amy Winehouse drummer Tommy Miller—uses her battles with anxiety as the fuel for bruised, neo-jazz ballads (“Show Me Love”) and, perhaps most surprisingly, a few irresistible trips to the dance floor. “Let Me Fall” is a tumbling waterfall of synth, “Phenomenal Woman” packs preposterous funk, and the Nile Rodgers-backed “Overcome” is a certified disco banger.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Personal pain becomes complex, exultant pop on the British soul star’s stunning second album. Building on the eclectic, strange pleasures of her debut Sing To The Moon, Mvula—working alongside Amy Winehouse drummer Tommy Miller—uses her battles with anxiety as the fuel for bruised, neo-jazz ballads (“Show Me Love”) and, perhaps most surprisingly, a few irresistible trips to the dance floor. “Let Me Fall” is a tumbling waterfall of synth, “Phenomenal Woman” packs preposterous funk, and the Nile Rodgers-backed “Overcome” is a certified disco banger.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Armie ,

What a perfectly cohesive experience

Hearing her speak with her nan on the phone explained the narrative that you hear on this album. Laura is quite obviously a woman who is more than the sum of her parts and at the same time, not once betraying what is her core self.

I heard the pre-release singles and enjoyed them but it's not until I heard the album in its entirety that I truly "got" the experience that is Laura Mvula.

I went ahead and copped her previous albums as a result of this new project and I can tell she'll be a favorite artist of mine for some time.

Cheers Ms. Mvula, you've bewitched me good

DionLuis ,

A Marvel like Mvula...

Comes once every decade. Fusing a musical gumbo of classical, soul, funk and R&B, Laura only assures she will stand the test of time as one of the musical greats. The album contains elements similar to Sing To The Moon but on a different level of greatness. I am satisfied with EVERY song. Another masterpece has been given to us. The world needs this.

STANDOUTS:
Lucky Man
Let Me Fall
Kiss My Feet
Angel
People
Phenomenal Woman

Theraflu ,

The Wait Is Over

Artists don’t come like Laura often. This women’s music feeds my soul and her brand new project is no exception. What a musical journey with lush harmonies and depth in the lyrics. It doesn’t get much better than “The Dreaming Room”.

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