“Popular British exports” – gifted female singers – Laura Marling
“One of Britain's most popular exports in recent years has been gifted female singers, from Starbucks-promoted Corinne Bailey Rae to troubled soul siren Amy Winehouse. Now add to that list Laura Marling. Just shy of 18 years old, she honed her skills at all-ages gigs in London and has drawn acclaim for a pensive acoustic sound that she jump starts with confident vocals and surprising wordplay.”
But this does not quite describe Laura Marling.
In ‘New Romantic’ she is a 17-year-old chanteuse –
In ‘Night Terror’ the poet-singer is a bard with a trancelike chant, her face elfin, her hair as luminous as a dandelion gone to seed in moonlight.
“I woke up and he was screaming - I left him dreaming.
I’ll roll over and shake him tightly, and I’ll whisper, ‘If they want you, they’re gonna have to fight me.’
Yo, fight me.
I woke up on a bench on Shepherd’s Bush Green - holding a candle at my chest, and a head on his knee.
I got up, it was dark, there was no one in the park at this hour - how do I keep finding myself here?
O, find me. . .
Laura Marling is about to make her US debut.