Three gorgeous women, three gorgeous voices. And they’re all named Laura!
Laura Mvula is a young, British soul-singer with a big, lush, smoky voice. There's a touch of baroque in her songs, a touch of torch singer. She travels from big diva ballads to mysterious, intimate introspections.
It is hard to avoid asking whether she is the "new Adele", but she brings more to my mind Nina Simone. Her debut CD, Sing to the Moon, is out now on RCA Victor. The single, Green Garden, is a fair introduction: