Listen to Laura Mvula's First LP in Six Years 'Pink Noise'
It's the British artist's long-awaited third studio album
Published Jul 02, 2021Laura Mvula's rosy-hued new album Pink Noise is out today, and that means you can stream it right now.
Born Laura Douglas in Birmingham, UK, the artist made her debut as Laura Mvula with 2013's Sing to the Moon. She soon went on to catch the attention of the late, great Prince during a Glastonbury set and now counts Nile Rodgers and David Byrne among her previous collaborators/tourmates. (No big deal or anything.)
Pink Noise — the official follow-up to 2016's The Dreaming Room — marks her first album release in six years, following the singles "Safe Passage," "Church Girl," "Got Me" and "What Matters" featuring Scottish musician Simon Neil.
Mvula's opulent synth-pop soundscapes are empowering and euphoric. Her voice comes across as both ethereal and frank — a beacon of truth within the mirage.
In a statement, the Mvula said of the album:
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... Making Pink Noise felt like the most violent of emotional wrestling matches: it took three 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.
The resulting collection truly soars.
Pink Noise is now out via Atlantic Records and available to stream on your platform of choice below.