Laura Mvula has just released a new video for her new song Overcome, featuring the venerable Nile Rodgers. Directed by Alex Southam, the video is insanely gorgeous, sensual, and life affirming. Mvula is in her element. Her widely sweeping background chorus is epic, her vocals are stunning. Known for mixing jazz with soul, Mvula’s world music influences are never far from her best songs. Like, the song “Green Garden” from the 2013 Sing To The Moon, “Overcome” features an African call-and-response like rhythm sound that makes distinctly vibrant harmonies.
Critically acclaimed, musically educated with a degree in composition from the Birmingham Conservatoire and blessed with a beautiful voice and keenly intuitive music instincts, Mvula is an artist to celebrate.