This year’s anthem to the black woman’s spirit and beauty is undisputedly Laura’s Mvula Phenomenal Woman, just as the poem of the same name by Maya Angelou always has been. British songstress Mvula brought her fun and gorgeous self to Cape Town to shoot her new music video.
It’s not the first time Mvula has picked South Africa to shoot a video, and with all the colour and vibrance of the Bo Kaap, Cape Town backdrop, and Mvula’s own artistic choices, we could expect nothing less than awesome from Laura Mvula’s latest MV. Overcome and Phenomenal Woman from new album The Dreaming Room are already favourites, confirming once again Mvula’s vocal and lyrical power. Her visuals for these two songs from the new album are proving just as arresting as those for 2013’s heart-melting Sing to the Moon were.
With Phenomenal Woman, we’re seeing so much black girl magic, just a black girls’ club of fabulousness. Spotting a friend dancing in the middle of an MV of one of your music faves is just an extra bonus. It’s transgressive to be this black, this beautiful and this unbothered in Cape Town. Laura, you did that! We cannot wait until the album drops! 17th June please hurry on.
Watch the video: