I like pastels and lighter shades on darker skins. I feel like it lifts everything and accentuates being chocolate.

— Laura Mvula

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I love church buildings, particularly cathedrals, and I like living in spaces that remind me of music or evoke that creative energy.

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I respect hippos. They just look the way they do; they can't do anything about it, but they don't seem bothered.

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Who made you the center of the universe?

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I don't talk about Amy Winehouse as a 'singer.

' She's a pioneer. I listened to her endlessly when I started writing.

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I really love jazz, but I will never be a jazz musician as much as I dream.

But, I think that the jazz music I love is there in my music.

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Taxi drivers used to ask me what kind of music I did, and I'd say, 'Well, it's kind of jazz, soul, classical' - but that makes no sense to anyone.

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You don't have to aim to be the best of everything, thinking that one day you're going to be the top of the world; I don't think it exists.

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Lizz Wright is my favourite singer. Her voice moves me and takes me to another place. She also grows her own food and that inspires me.

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My parents encouraged us to commit to things, so if we wanted to learn an instrument, it was all the grades and all the theory.

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I write songs from the heart, and I don't hold back.

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Taxi drivers used to ask me what kind of music I did and I'd say, well, it's kind of jazz, soul, classical - but that makes no sense to anyone. Now I say I just write my own songs. I thought I had to help people get me, but I don't think they need to be spoon-fed. If you connect with me that is cool. I don't need the whole world to feel like I am a soul angel.

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London audiences have this reputation for being a bit too cool for school.

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About Laura Mvula

Quotes 15 sayings
Profession Singer-songwriter
Birthday April 23, 1986

I always said when I was younger, I wanted to write film music, and I think that's what my ultimate dream is.

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My songs are very personal, which means they are fantastically therapeutic to write, but performing them night after night is emotionally draining.

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