A spiritual soul inspired by nature, life and her experience living as an Afrikan woman, listening to MUVA OF EARTH is like planting your feet in rich warm soil; blending spiritual mantras and conscious lyricism, her music is truly transformative. The South East Londoner invites us into her Afro-spiritual world with single ‘High’ as she announces her signing to Brownswood Recordings.
A thought-provoking and harmonic single lush with muva’s ethereal vocals and a chugging hip hop drum beat produced by Stephen Wesley Holmes, ‘High’ encapsulates a human’s ability to shape, transform and play with their own point of view – reframing nervousness into excitement and making the most out of a negative situation, resulting in a value-creating experience that demonstrates the power of manifestation.
Speaking on the single, muva of Earth says: “I wanted to make a song about being high on life. You may initially think that this is another song about DrugZ however my artistry will always intend to push my audience to new and greater ways of thinking…. I remember writing ‘High’ in my bedroom whilst hanging out with my sister Angel. I had the hook in my mind for a while and would continue singing and writing more lyrics on my bus journey’s, drawing from London and my own personal experience for inspiration”
Born in Brixton to Nigerian parents as Davina Adeosun-Bright (Davina, which originates from the word ‘divinity’, Adeosun pronounced A – de – o – shu is yoruba tongue and means ‘Crown of Ọṣun’ which is a dedication to the orisha and goddess of the river, Ọṣun), muva of Earth was raised to be strong and independent. Influenced by everyone from Beyonce, Sade, Alice Coltrane, Fela Kuti, Nai Palm, Andre 3000, Blood Orange, Princess Nokia, Little Simz and more, muva of Earth left home in Kent to move back to London in her teenage years to give her the freedom to immerse herself into her music – studying at college whilst gracing stages around London with her soulful tones. By connecting to her Yoruba roots, muva of Earth’s music explores the complexities of identity, the self and human connections over a bed of afrofuturistic rhythms and atmospheric horns.
Have a listen to this beautiful single below…