Laura Marling posts stripped back version of Song For Our Daughter album track Fortune

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

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

Laura Marling has celebrated her Mercury Prize nomination for Song For Our Daughter with a stripped back version of its album track Fortune.

Marling’s seventh studio album is her fourth to get a place on the prestigious award’s shortlist, and was described by Live4ever in our review as, ‘yet another self-assured rumination on the human condition’:

“The title-track demonstrates parental anxiety for female offspring in its bluntest form, with a deliberately fragile instrumental setting the platform for chastening observations on the damaging effects of toxic masculinity on the lives of young women, most pertinently put in the line, ‘There’s blood on the floor, maybe now you’ll believe her for sure’.”

“The End of the Affair sees Marling reunited with Semper Femina producer Blake Mills for a co-written track that sees Marling’s vocals undulate in range throughout, as if echoing the imbalance of power between man and woman as she details an illicit romance coming to an end under a veil of false promises and feigned remorse.”

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