The 23-year-old indie darling is back with the first single off of her highly anticipated May release ‘Once I Was An Eagle.’ Slightly more upbeat than usual, the twangy instrumentals are a neat contrast to Marling’s voice, which digs deep in its low ranges to produce a chilled out, creeping sound that is at the same time as effortless as anything Marling has ever done. She certainly has mastered more than just hunting with this stellar track!
Meet Laura Marling. The British, deep voiced, folk sensation has already won wide acclaim in the UK and has begun to make a name for herself in the States. Winning Best Female Solo Artist at the 2011 Brit Awards and one of the original members of the quirky indie folk/rock group, Noah and the Whale, and at only 22 years old, Marling has already released three full length albums (two of which were nominated for the Mercury Music Prize). So it’s easy to see why as Americans, we should feel a little late to the party…
But better late than never!
Café-frequenting, Joni Mitchell admirers (like me) will appreciate the quality of Laura Marling’s modern take on folk. In the four years since Marling released her stellar debut album, Alas, I Cannot Swim, an increased range in her vocals has allowed for more well-rounded songs. If you need some more convincing, check out ‘Don’t Ask Me Why,’ and immerse yourself in Marling’s ethereal melodies. Despite her impressive growth, I still can’t get enough of the early standouts, like ‘Ghosts’ or ‘New Romantic’.
The New York Timesdescribed Marling as “startlingly grown up, with a dusky voice and songs that conjure fables and revelations alongside piercing human insights.” I concur, and suggest that you snag your tickets for tomorrow night.
WIN BEFORE YOU CAN BUY: Laura Marling at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue on 9/27.
Laura Marling is fast affirming herself as one of the strongest female songwriters of today. Nominated for a Mercury Prize and winner of Best Female Solo Artist at this year’s Brit Awards, her name is synonymous with the London folk scene.
Tickets go on sale Friday at 10AM through Ticketmaster, but you can win them first by sharing our Facebook event in your wall and sending the screenshot to email@example.com. Winner will be chosen tomorrow (7/28) at 12PM.