The Dreaming Room is the second studio album conducted and written by Laura Mvula. It is the comeback album of Mvula's music career since her debut album was released three years earlier. It also features production works from executive producer Troy Miller and has been heavily produced by the instrumental crew that make up The London Symphony Orchestra. The album was released on 17 June 2016 through RCA Records.
Arranged By – Laura Mvula (tracks: B1). Backing Vocals – Laura Mvula (tracks: A4), Troy Miller (tracks: A4). Backing Vocals – Dionne Douglas (tracks: B6), Iona Thomas (tracks: B6), Mariama Abudulai (tracks: B6). Bass Guitar – Michael Olatuja (tracks: A4, A5), Troy Miller (tracks: B6). Celesta – Laura Mvula (tracks: A6). Cello – James Douglas (4) (tracks: A1, B1, B2). Co-producer – Laura Mvula (tracks: A1 to B4, B6). Conductor – Troy Miller (tracks: A2 to B1, B4). Design – Kathryn Hassan.
Laura Mvula, the soul singer from Birmingham, England, doesn’t really sound like anyone but herself. The result is an album that feels much longer than the 36 minutes it takes up end to end. As with a stage play, The Dreaming Room requires a rigorous type of attention. It pays dividends, and yet Mvula’s artistry doesn’t require this particular type of staging to show through.
The only other guest appearance comes from Nile Rodgers, whose golden and unmistakable rhythm guitar is threaded throughout "Overcome," one of the many highlights of this powerful album.
Personal pain becomes complex, exultant pop on the British soul star’s stunning second album. Building on the eclectic, strange pleasures of her debut Sing To The Moon, Mvula-working alongside Amy Winehouse drummer Tommy Miller-uses her battles with anxiety as the fuel for bruised, neo-jazz ballads ( Show Me Love ) and, perhaps most surprisingly, a few irresistible trips to the dance floor. Let Me Fall is a tumbling waterfall of synth, Phenomenal Woman packs preposterous funk, and the Nile Rodgers-backed Overcome is a certified disco banger. The Dreaming Room Laura Mvula.
Laura Mvula talks about her rise to fame, the problem's she's faced and the inspiration behind her new material. Plus a performance of Show Me Love taken from the new album - The Dreaming Room. On National Women in Engineering day we hear from Naomi Climer, the first woman president of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. Now she's back in the UK - having spent time in LA - she wants to change the image of the engineer, and encourage more girls to consider it as a career. Schools across the UK will start sending students off for work experience over the next few weeks.
Album: The Dreaming Room. Label: RCA. Genre: R&B, Soul. The Dreaming Room is full of such material.
|1||Who I Am||1:19|
Featuring – Nile Rodgers
|5||Let Me Fall||3:40|
|6||Kiss My Feet||3:44|
|7||Show Me Love||6:03|
Featuring – Wretch 32
|13||Phenomenal Woman (Idris Elba’s 90’s Flex Mix)
Remix – Idris Elba
|14||Overcome (MXXWLL Remix)
Featuring – Nile RodgersRemix – MXXWLL
|88875165682||Laura Mvula||The Dreaming Room (CD, Album)||Sony Music, RCA||88875165682||Europe||2016|
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|88875165681||Laura Mvula||The Dreaming Room (LP, Album)||Sony Music, RCA||88875165681||Europe||2016|
|88875192442||Laura Mvula||The Dreaming Room (CD, Album)||Sony Music, RCA||88875192442||Australia & New Zealand||2016|