Laura Mvula: Ready or Not

It’s a bold move to cover The Delfonics’ “Ready or Not Here I Come (Can’t Hide from Love)”—especially when considering The Fugees did so years ago with huge success—but British singer Laura Mvula has created a version, “Ready or Not,” that does it justice. Mvula’s iteration modernizes the song, while remaining faithful to the original: it’s vibrant and danceable, while keeping a bit of the creepy, stalker darkness. With layer upon layer of background vocals, Mvula’s honeyed voice and delightful accent, this version takes on several different lives before its over.