Thursday, January 14, 2016

Laura Mvula teams up with Nile Rodgers for Overcome

Last October, disco legend Nile Rodgers sent Laura Mvula a message on Twitter.

Quick as a flash, she replied:

Rodgers then asked Mvula to send him a demo of "the biggest track" on her new album, The Dreaming Room. A week later, they were recording in New York with Troy Miller whose previous credits include Amy Winehouse, Gregory Porter, John Newman and Mark Ronson.

Meanwhile, the mutual love affair between Rodgers and Mvula continued to grow.

Today, we get to hear the results... Overcome is a stirring call for unity, with Rodgers' muted guitar licks dancing nimbly around Mvula's voice. It ends with an extended, spiralling coda scored by the London Symphony Orchestra - and is, quite simply, wonderful.

A match made in gospel-soul-disco-funk heaven.

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