This Monday our musical palette is being cleansed by Birmingham songstress, Laura Mvula ... she's certainly one to watch! Her debut studio album entitled "Sing to the Moon" (scheduled for release on 4 March 2013) is already being tipped for huge success; not to mention she has already been shortlisted for the 2013 BRIT Critics' Choice Award.

Laura's song "Green Garden" is currently one of our favourite toons. It's just the right magical blend of Billie Holiday with The Beach Boys; we just can't stop tapping our toes to it. It fuses rich melodies with poetic vocals giving nods to Nina Simone and George Gershwin, amongst others. It takes us back to a not so distant time in the Sri Lankan Paddy fields where believe it or not, the green was the greenest green we'd ever seen.

Just what the Doctor ordered.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5akYnlwubDo