Laura Mvula Lays Down The Law With ‘You Work For Me’


It’s been a good while since we’ve heard anything new from Laura Mvula. But, with news of an album due from the singer next year, our hopes are high for the upcoming follow up to the stellar Sing To the Moon. But we don’t have to wait until 2016 to hear new music from the singer. Much to our delight, Laura contributed a brand new song to the soundtrack for the recent 1960s spy drama The Man From U.N.C.L.E. And what she offers is the masterful theme for the film, “You Work For Me.”

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The song is a near perfect spy theme, with flecks of classic Bond themes sprinkled throughout its DNA as orchestral strings swirl and sway along with guitar and a drum beat beneath Laura’s masterful voice, recalling the likes of Shirley Bassey and even a bit of Amy Winehouse in her delivery. But where the Bond themes typically tell stories immortalizing the secret agent extraordinaire or his many foes, Laura’s entry into the spy film theme oeuvre is a sassy, brassy reminder to the spy about his place. “Just remember one thing,” she sings matter-of-factly, “You work for me, don’t forget.”

The song is definitely a welcome one from Laura, especially since we were beginning to wonder if we’d ever hear the British songbird’s voice again. Luckily, you can do just that when you press play below. As well, the single is available now on iTunes.

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