Playlist: Laura Mvula

Laura Mvula albumLast month we spoke to Laura Mvula about her upbringing and musical influences to decipher the vast array of styles that crop up in her eclectic debut album Sing to the Moon.

The classically trained songwriter and composer spoke of her desire to be the next Erykah Badu or Gil Scott, before developing her own style and niche harmonic sound. She has since been compared to Nina Simone, Amy Winehouse and The Beach Boys.

Here we’ve put together a playlist of songs that Laura herself has referred to, a couple of our favourites from her debut album plus related artists we think have touched her unique sound…

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