Laura Mvula (Credit: Josh Shinner)
"To be treated like that doesn’t feel quite just..."

Laura Mvula has revealed that she was dropped from Sony via email.

The singer released two albums on the major label, with 2016's 'The Dreaming Room' receiving a Mercury nomination.

However in the opening days of 2017 news broke that Sony had parted company with the acclaimed songwriter.

Speaking to the BBC, Laura Mvula has now revealed that Sony dropped her via email.

“I didn’t see anyone, I didn’t hear anybody’s voice. I just read words. It felt so cold and cruel,” she told the BBC. “Not even the fact that I was dropped, the way that the whole thing happened. To be treated like that doesn’t feel quite just.”

“I was definitely naive in the beginning,” she reflected. “When I was signed, I thought when someone says, we love you and we’re with you until the end, that’s what they mean.”

Laura added: “It doesn’t work like that, it’s business. And that has certain implications if you are not popular or there aren’t enough elements in what you do that draws in the masses. The album culture is, ‘Momentum, please… when’s the next record coming?'”

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