Wednesday, 12 June 2013

What We're Listening To...

Once I Was An Eagle is the new album from an absolute favourite English gem Laura Marling. We take a quick look at why this record should be your new listening choice for this week. 

Firstly, if you weren't in love with Alas, I Cannot Swim and I Speak Because I Can - her first two albums, then we can only assume that was because you hadn't learnt of her literary inspired and brilliant song-writing. At the time of her musical inception to the public ear circa. 2008 she was welcomed by most of us as a wonderful new talent and was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize at just eighteen. Marling had a steady success for the next couple of years and has been refining her style as she's gone onwards and upwards. 

Now twenty three years of age, still very young, she has gained credible life experience and her songs simultaneously have gained a depth beyond what most people her age might be able to portray, which is really what gives Marling her USP.

On Once I Was An Eagle there are songs that are dark and angry but sung in her melodic charm become almost at times seductive. It is a story-telling album of her failed relationships made up of sixteen songs that were recorded within ten days' recording and the result is that Marling has left her childish ways behind and brought us an album which we can listen afresh to her new life concepts and enjoy her compelling vocals and acoustics.

You can buy Once I Was An Eagle from Virgin or download from iTunes.

By Melodie Walter

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