Since early 2008 Peter Gabriel and Real World have been working with Bowers & Wilkins to curate Society of Sound, a meeting place for people who are passionate about sound. For a small annual subscription members get two hand picked studio-quality album downloads per month plus a selection of catalogue albums. The next release is one of the most exciting to date: Laura Mvula. After an astonishing year which saw her nominated for two BRIT Awards, an Ivor Novello Award and shortlisted for the Mercury prize, Laura Mvula returns with a new orchestral recording of her Top Ten debut album, ‘Sing To The Moon’, thanks to Bowers & Wilkins Society of Sound. Mvula 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.
“I never imagined I would be in a position where I could have an orchestra play my music,” says Mvula. “It’s totally overwhelming for me because it‘s what I imagined, but more. Like bringing something truly to life.”