We're only a few short days from the release of Pink Noise, the newest effort from uber-talented Brit Laura Mvula. The album promises a sound set firmly within the soundscape of the '80s, and so far Laura has delivered with singles like "Safe Passage" and "Got Me." Before the album is released, though, she gives us one last look and listen with the video for her duet "What Matters."
We go back to the aesthetic of "Safe Passage" in the clip. Though, this time, we're treated to more than just hues of pink. Laura dons an oversized cerulean jacket that pops against the amber-hued lights that makes the set glow. It creates the perfect backdrop for her and her duet partner Simon Neil (of the band Biffy Clyro). He plays the Michael McDonald to Laura's Patti LaBelle as they give us a ballad that mirrors the synth-heavy style that was so popular in the '80s. The song itself deals with hanging on to the memory of what was and how reassuring that can be. "I'm never alone / Whatever it feels like / You're never alone / As long as you're right here," the two sing on the song's chorus with a heartfelt sentiment that resonates.
Pink Noise promises to be a flashback to the 1980s through a modern lens, and we must admit that Laura Mvula has our curiosity piqued with this one. Get into her latest before the singer's third album arrives this Friday (July 2nd).