With a Mercury Prize nomination and MOBO win, Laura Mvula is a creative leader of the U.K.’s current soul revival. Critics love her, but perhaps her brightest endorsement came from Prince, who listened to her 2013 debut album, Sing to the Moon, before shows and was an outspoken fan. With effortless originality, a molasses-rich voice that contains echoes of Nina Simone, delight for digital effects, and “an eye on transcendence” (NPR), Mvula invites listeners into a glowing, poetic world. A stay in New York last winter unlocked the ideas for her “visionary” second album (Pitchfork), The Dreaming Room, and she returns this February to conjure an evening of magic with the twinkling Manhattan skyline as a backdrop.
Produced in association with Jill Newman Productions