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Laura Marling

Laura Marling Courtesy Of The Artist
Laura Marling’s Extraordinary Year Away From Music

Our guest today Laura Marling, the young British singer songwriter, has just released her fifth album Short Movie. It has been a jam-packed career since she released her debut EP “My Maniac and I” in 2007. Having already put out a few singles when she was only 16 at the time, a year later she put out her full length debut Alas, I Cannot Swim. Her second album two years later, I Speak Because I Can, debuted at #3 on the U.K albums chart; her fourth album, Once I Was an Eagle, like her first and second albums, was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. Even for someone as young as she is (Marling is only 25) that is a lot of work in a short period of time. After touring for Once I Was An Eagle and making an attempt at a new album Marling found herself in Los Angles at a dead end. More than just taking time off she needed to re-imagine herself. We’ll talk about her extraordinary year doing just that and hear the songs that resulted.

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Recent Release: Short Movie
Release Date: March 23, 2015
Label: Ribbon Records