Laura Mvula – “That’s Alright (Silent Rider Remix)”

Laura Mvula builds songs that are intricately inlaid with orchestral jams, soul sounds and a hint of pop around the edges, they’re fully-formed and often weighty under the load of sounds and ideas she stacks into them. Such is the case with “That’s Alright,” a track that defiantly questions the precepts that Western culture has set up for women concerning beauty and behavior.

Silent Rider took the jumpy tune and slowed it down just a little, adding more keyboard and piano, putting in pauses to emphasize each verse and fleshing out the percussion with a dipping, swaying clap-track. The result is a steamy, haunting rendition of Laura’s original message, in a form that is almost more thought-provoking and club-ready at the same time.

TAKING FLIGHT: LAURA MVULA