Video of the Moment #2080: Laura Mvula

By on Sunday, 8th May 2016 at 10:00 am

Birmingham soul singer Laura Mvula, whose debut album ‘Sing to the Moon’ was nominated for the 2013 Mercury Prize, has just released a new track from her upcoming second album ‘The Dreaming Room’, due out on the 17th of June on RCA Records. The new song is called ‘Phenomenal Woman’ and follows the initial release from the new album, the heavily rhythmic ‘Overcome’, unveiled back in January.

‘Phenomenal Woman’ is inspired by the poem of the same name by Maya Angelou, and its video, filmed during Mvula’s recent visit to South Africa, is a vibrantly euphoric celebration of womankind. Speaking about the new track, Mvula says “I wrote this anthem to raise up our women. We are the givers of life, we are the children bearers, the nurturers, the heroines, we are extraordinary in our ordinariness, we fly, we fight, we are ‘Phenomenal Woman’.”

Though Mother’s Day in the UK was way back in March, it seems appropriate enough to share the video for ‘Phenomenal Woman’ today in celebration of the American / Canadian version of the day today. You’ll surely find reason to toast a ‘Phenomenal Woman’ in your own life after watching.


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