Song of the Day: Laura Mvula – You Work For Me

Laura Mvula You WOrk For Me cover

The British Laura Mvula made an impressive debut in the music industry in 2013 when she released her album Sing To The Moon. The gorgeous title track and impressive singles like ‘She’ and ‘Green Garden’ brought her lots of critical recognition and after a year of touring and recording with an orchestra, Mvula is ready to release new music. There is no official first single from a second album yet, but she did record the soundtrack for the movie The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and it’s called ‘You Work For Me’.

The song, which is also featured in the trailer for the action movie directed by Guy Ritchie, is written by singer-songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr. who recently made waves with his single ‘How Could You Babe’. The track could be described as a soulful and jazzy, dramatic soundtrack that perfectly fits a action filled movie that takes place in the 60s. It does have a James Bond soundtrack vibe around it and will keep us satisfied until the release of Spectre in November. Mvula’s soulful and sensual vocals and the detailed production by Troy Miller with dramatic strings, subtle backing vocals and a suspenseful bridge take this track to another level. I completely agree with director Guy Ritchie’s explanation for the choice of soundtrack: “It’s not easy to find a new song which matches the power of the classic Nina Simone and Roberta Flack pieces in the film. Laura Mvula has done it with ‘You Work For Me.’” This song makes me want to see the movie as well! Welcome back, Laura Mvula!

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