Rest In The Bed – Laura Marling

9 Sep

So I wanted to do a little thematic week of music from myself, and the theme this week is Female solo artists, so its Woman’s Week (you can see my highly imaginative mind at work there), so lets dive straight in with Laura Marling.

Laura Marling

Laura Marling is one of those artists that just keeps on getting better and better, she started off in the amazingly brilliant Noah and the Whale and has never really looked back. Touring with the likes of Jamie T she has cultivated her own folk like style and has pioneered the combination of a soft melody along with great lyrics. There is meaning and sentiment dripping from everyone of her songs and thats just how we like it.

Not only is she brilliant but she’s super busy having a tight schedule of touring and gigs as well as pumping out first class records at an alarmingly fast rate. After releasing her Mercury nominated début album Alas I Cannot Swim in 2008 she has released I Speak Because I Can earlier this year in march only to begin planning to release another album later in 2010.

On Nick Grimshaw’s show on BBC Radio 1 she played two exclusive tracks from her upcoming album. Rest In the Bed is probably the more interesting of the two for me, though its hard to pick a favourite. It uses her mastery of soft melody which instantaneously pulls you in and its this beautifully complex vocal and guitar mastery that made her so great. She never lets the music overreach itself instead of organically letting it swell and build and then relax, it really is magical to listen to her.

The second track is a return to the usual Laura Marling basis looking for a small tune that meanders its way through the sunny English countryside like a hedgerow lined road, the lyrics combining with this to add to the sunshine.

And lastly ive dug out one of her older tracks not as well known as perhaps Ghosts or Rambling Man but i think it has a certain magic to it which makes it a truely beautiful track and a great hidden gem, Night Terror:

Laura on Radio 1:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00tkm3p

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2 Responses to “Rest In The Bed – Laura Marling”

  1. Emily Jane December 10, 2010 at 8:23 pm #

    Brilliant, “Rest in the Bed” is beautiful. Can’t wait to hear more new stuff and eagerly anticipating the next album 🙂

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