Thursday, May 23, 2013

Laura Mvula's 'Sing to the Moon': multilayered pop in a class by itself

All today I've been busy "blurbing" a boxful of new CD releases and reissues, both for the web and upcoming catalogs. Here's the title track from Laura Mvula's Sing to the Moon, which had NPR raving and caught my fancy as well.

As I wrote in the blurb, it's hard to fathom that this arresting and authoritative debut comes from a singer-songwriter still in her '20s, but its easy to be swept along as you absorb the wonders of each new song. Her music is so sophisticated and exhilarating, it's as if a mid-career Joni Mitchell had suddenly sprung out of Birmingham, England.


  1. We must be on the same wavelength today!! I was reading a bit about her today after hearing a bit of her debut:)

  2. It gives me great joy that though we are usually miles apart, we are (mostly) on the same wavelength.

  3. WOW she is amazing!