It's hard to believe she was close to ending her music career and returning to teaching but three years ago, but after dedicated time focusing on her craft, we've been blessed with an album inspired by the decade she was born in. Pink Noise is an obvious departure for Mvula, as she sheds her stripped back, acoustic style and ascends into the world of keytars, smoke machines and shoulder pads to boot. However, the religious undertones and hints of gospel remain in her work, keeping the album rooted in her style and familiar to listeners as she ventures into new pastures.
It's been five years since we last heard from Laura Mvula, and boy what a five years it has been. From Western democracies sliding further into far-right leadership, to the outbreak of a global pandemic that has cost the best part of four million lives, I think we can safely say its been a tumultuous last few trips around the sun. But hey, here we are.
Ivor Novello award-winning musician Laura Mvula is embracing the colourful decade of the 80s with her new album 'Pink Noise'. Five years on from her second album 'The Dreaming Room' which resulted in the Birmingham-born singer earning herself both Mercury Prize and MOBO nominations, Laura has come back with a new disco-infused sound without losing sight of her soulful pop roots. Released on a new label, 'Pink Noise' is an effervescent, sparkly collection of ten songs guaranteed to put a smile on your face.