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Three and a half years ago, Kodaline decided they would never again write a song that was just for fun. The Irish band wanted to keep things honest and the change seems to be paying off.
“I try to be as honest as I can possibly be when I’m writing a song. I think that’s what the listener wants: total vulnerability from a writer,” he said.
About thirty seconds into her debut single, “She,” Laura Mvula introduces a choir. And the vocal arrangement is like the sun coming out.