Laura Mvula has announced her highly anticipated new album ‘Pink Noise’, due for release on July 2nd via Atlantic Records. Along with the album announcement, Laura has shared her defiant new single ‘Church Girl’ which is out now. Check it out below…
About her new single Laura says, “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 says, “Three years ago I knew I’d made a promise I couldn’t keep. After two albums, I was sure I had nothing to say. I felt like ‘Sing To The Moon’ was just a happy accident anyway so I looked for teaching posts in Hackney. I began to accept that I was ‘too old to be pop’ and ‘no longer relevant enough to breakthrough’. I couldn’t be bothered publicly ‘failing again’. I sought comfort in deeply patient friends and family. I practiced feeling that feeling – the need to be safe, the need to escape. I fuelled up on my favourite music of the past and spent days, weeks, months hovered over my hardly-a-home-studio (a laptop, midi keyboard and USB mic). And then, sat in my PJ’s, on a rainy Sunday afternoon, a new chapter was born – ‘Safe Passage’ was here.”
‘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.