Laura Mvula: “Green Garden/See-Line Woman”

Song of the Day

Laura Mvula: “Green Garden/See-Line Woman”

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014

All this week, the Song of the Day spotlights some of our favorite live sessions from the past year.

There’s simple pleasure in Laura Mvula’s music. Her debut album, Sing To The Moon, is filled with retro soul and pop influences that make it hard to place her in a given time. She could’ve popped up in any decade and Mvula’s voice would fit right in. That’s testament to her compositional skill. She’s a graduate of the Birmingham Conservatoire in her native England, applying her studies while also keeping her sound rooted in blues and R&B.

Mvula stopped by our Studio 1A earlier this year and showed us that her songs bloom even further in the live setting. Her electric performance of “Green Garden” grew into a cover of Nina Simone’s “See-Line Woman”–past and present converging seamlessly. Watch video and download the song below!