Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Tuesday Listening- Laura Marling
I first heard Laura Marling's "Sophia" on Sirius XM's "The Spectrum". It has quickly burrowed itself into my subconscious and become one of those songs that I become obsessive about until I can hear it again, and again, and again. Laura Marling, an English folk singer evocative of Joni Mitchell (see: Both Sides Now), is not a new artist. She was part of the original lineup of indie band Noah and The Whale. Her new album, A Creature I Don't Know, is coming out on Sept. 12th and is her third album since 2008. Only 21 years of age, her sound has an old-soul feel of folk music from another time with a modern update. She's been nominated for two Mercury Awards, and has already won "Best British Female" at the Brit Awards.
Did I mention she's only 21?