Where can Laura Marling go now?
At somethingyousaid.com we make little secret of the fact that our knees go jelly-like at the merest mention of Laura Marling. We first interviewed the singer/songwriter when she was a delightfully polite 18-year-old about to unleash her debut album on the world. When we next conversed with her, she was a similarly polite and unassuming 22-year-old, her humility impressive considering that she’d won at The Brits and had become mega-famous twixt our two chats.
Equally remarkable is that, at just 23, she is about to release her fourth album. The fact that her prolific level of output hasn’t watered down the quality of her work is why we love her so much. And what to expect from this new offering, Once I Was an Eagle? Well, judging by Where Can I Go Now? the first song to be lifted from the LP, it’s going to be a corker. As with A Creature I Don’t Know, here Marling once again shows a lightness of touch and a playfulness within her poetic folk that counterbalances her wordy, heavier moments.
You can check out the song for yourself below to whet your appetite for the new album, which lands in May. Oh, and the Londoners amongst you might be interested in this. Laura is part of this year’s Secret 7 project in support of Art Against Knives. At the beginning of the year designers, artists and creatives were invited to design sleeves for selected tracks, including Marling’s The Beast and now, it has just been announced, special guests Ai Weiwei and Gilbert & George will also be taking part too.
You’ll be able to view their designs and the top entries for the collection over the weekend of 13-14th April at an exhibition space in London, and on Record Store Day, 20th April, you’ll be able to purchase sleeves instore too (although the track inside remains a secret until you’re holding it in your hands).
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