Watch Laura Mvula Get Comfortable With Stardom on 'Kimmel'

Self-effacing singer performs "That's Alright" and "Sing to the Moon"

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Kyle McGovern

Speaking to SPIN recently, U.K. singer Laura Mvula admitted, "I cringe a little when people say I am a 'pop star.'" The neo-soulstress' recent debut album, Sing to the Moon, has earned her heaps of praise and a few (perhaps premature) comparisons to the late, great Amy Winehouse. Despite her modesty and self-described "wave of shock," Mvula kept her poise under the spotlight on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on September 16. The music teacher-turned-siren performed a pair of highlights from her first full-length: the loosely drummed, jazz-informed "That's Alright" (above) and the twilit title track (below). On "That's Alright," Mvula repeatedly asks, "Who made you the center of the universe?", already sounding more comfortable with the flood of attention.

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