British singer Laura Mvula has just released her third studio album, “Pink Noise”, as well as the video for her latest, 80’s charged single, “Got Me”.
The follow up to her 2016 album, “The Dreaming Room”, “Pink Noise” is a glorious step back to the best decade of music and Laura’s own fresh, modern interpretation of songs from that era.
The official music video for “Got Me”, which is directed by Samuel Douek, follows the sonic triumphant suit. Transporting you to an 80’s style flick, the visuals star Laura and her friends, freeing their inhibitions at a car wash and drenched in dynamic neon and block colours.
“Pink Noise” explores a side of Laura previously uncharted. As triumphant as ever, the album is a battle cry and stark reminder of the sheer talent of the critically acclaimed artist. This is Laura in a new found light – still reflecting her distinctive signature sound but showing the progression of an artist who has come into her own. It’s an album borne out of both intense struggles and the positive realisations that come when you emerge reborn the other side. Lyrically it touches on ideas around break-ups – both personal and professional – but also a hard won appreciation.
It’s all there on the album’s delicious lead single, “Church Girl”, an 80’s-era Whitney Houston-esque slice of effortlessly euphoric pop that turns the spotlight inwards while careening towards the dancefloor. Contrasting confessional lyricism with compelling and infectious synth pop, “Pink Noise” feels completely and uniquely Laura. Her artistic prowess knows no limits – take the neo-soul meets art pop of “Remedy” for example, or the darker, pulsating “Conditional” that injects bombastic funk into indietronica. She feels rejuvenated too, especially on electro pop stunners “Magical” and “Before The Dawn”. This is Laura Mvula at her most ambitious to date, leaving no stone left unturned in this cosmic new realm.
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