Laura Mvula Exposed New Stunning Video for “Church Girl” Alongside New Album Announcement ‘Pink Noise’
The new vibrant video for ‘Church Girl’ is steeped in a beautiful retro-futuristic aesthetic that Laura is heralding for this new era. Devil-horn clad dancers sensually follow her every move – echoing the refrain ‘How can you dance with the devil on your back?’.
Laura shares, “I am not my story. For so long I identified as the things that happen in my life, the things I do, good or bad. I’m letting go of this mind-made ‘me’. I’m coming home to myself beyond the realm of form. I am not the thoughts in my head, or the things I achieve, or the shape of my haircut. I no longer ‘dance with the devil’ on my back. I’m basking in the light of knowing my true self, the deeper ‘I’.”
Laura’s single ‘Church Girl’ is taken from Laura’s forthcoming highly anticipated third album ‘Pink Noise’, whichexplores a side of Laura previously uncharted. With appearances already on Later With Jools Holland and The Graham Norton Show, alongside esteemed praise, the new album is showing that Laura is well and truly back and triumphant as ever.
Laura Mvula says, “When it comes to music, I want to be able to be all that I am without hiding, without fighting with myself.We’re already in what feels like some kind of global claustrophobia – we’re locked in and we need to come out and we need to break out. That’s what this music is to me and I just want to share it. I want people to feel free.”
‘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.
She adds, “This is the album I always wanted to make. Every corner is made warm with sunset tones of the 80s. I was born in 1986. I came out of the womb wearing shoulder pads. I absorbed the dynamism of the 80s aesthetic right from my first moments on this planet. Wrestling with identity seems to be one of the rites of passage of the established artist. Making ‘Pink Noise’ felt like the most violent of emotional wrestling matches. It took 3 years of waiting and waiting and fighting and dying and nothingness and then finally an explosion of sound. As if it was always here this record is my most honest and unapologetic flying of the freedom flag. In my adult years I had forgotten how important dance was to me as a vital tool of my creative expression. I brought it back, just for me, so I could find my delight in dance again. And now I can’t stop dancing. I can’t wait to play this album live.”
Crowned “Queen of the Prom” and given a five star review from the Evening Standard for her Proms 2014 Late Night performance at the Royal Albert Hall, Laura’s critically acclaimed career has led her to work with real-life inspirations Nile Rodgers and touring with David Byrne.