Laura Mvula re-records her critically acclaimed debut album ‘Sing To The Moon’ with leading orchestra Metropole Orkest at Abbey Road Studios for Society of Sound.
Laura always wanted ‘Sing to the Moon’ to be an orchestrated recording. This was made possible, at London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios, by Bowers & Wilkins Society of Sound, which enables artists to create albums that would never otherwise have been recorded and makes them available to members as studio-quality downloads. The live recording of the album fuses orchestral soul, poetic lyrics and the beautiful harmonies of Mvula together with the 52 strong orchestra.
Laura re-recorded ‘Sing To The Moon’ at Abbey Road with the Dutch Metropole Orkest led by conductor Jules Buckley, whom she collaborated previously with at the Urban Proms. The album was recorded over two days in Studio One using Bowers & Wilkins 800 Series Diamond speakers, renowned for their total accuracy in sound reproduction and includes many of the technologies that Bowers & Wilkins engineers have worked painstakingly to perfect including Diamond Dome tweeters, Nautilus tapering tubes and Kevlar midrange drive units.
“I never imagined I would be in a position where I could have an orchestra play my music,” says Laura. “It’s totally overwhelming for me because it‘s what I imagined, but more. Like bringing something truly to life.”
“It’s very rare, when you add an orchestra to expand the palette of a pop album, that the material feels organic” says Jonathan Allen, the award-winning engineer who recorded the Abbey Road session for Bowers & Wilkins Society of Sound. “But, in this particular occasion, it genuinely was”