Laura Marling announces new album Song For Our Daughter

Laura Marling performing at the 2017 Citadel Festival (Alberto Pezzali / Live4ever)

Laura Marling performing at the Citadel Festival (Alberto Pezzali / Live4ever)

Laura Marling has announced her new album Song For Our Daughter and will release it this Friday, April 10th.

“My new album Song For Our Daughter is coming out this week, ahead of our planned schedule,” she’s said by way of introduction. “In light of the change to all our circumstances, I saw no reason to hold back on something that, at the very least, might entertain, and at its best, provide some sense of union.”

“It’s strange to watch the facade of our daily lives dissolve away, leaving only the essentials; those we love and our worry for them. An album, stripped of everything that modernity and ownership does to it, is essentially a piece of me, and I’d like for you to have it.”

“I’d like for you, perhaps, to hear a strange story about the fragmentary, nonsensical experience of trauma and an enduring quest to understand what it is to be a woman in this society. When I listen back to it now, it makes more sense to me then when I wrote it. My writing, as ever, was months, years, in front of my conscious mind. It was there all along, guiding me gently through the chaos of living. And that, in itself, describes the sentiment of the album – how would I guide my daughter, arm her and prepare her for life and all of its nuance?”

Marling’s seventh album was recorded with Ethan Johns, its first preview Held Down is streaming now:

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