[NEW ALBUM + VIDEO] Laura Marling: Short Movie
Every once in a while, you encounter a musician who touches you with every piece of work they create. Laura Marling is that musician for me. The seed that sparked my infatuation was a particular Jools Holland performance from when I was living in London. My love for Laura and London go hand in hand, each reminding me of each other.
The news of a new album was announced via the animated video to the title track, "Short Movie". Her inspiration behind Short Movie comes from a place of reflection; explaining that she has yet to hold roots in one particular place until now. Marling describes the new material from the perspective of looking back over the past 8 years in constant transit.
In April, we found ourselves in Joshua Tree renting instruments at the quaint, Joshua Tree Music. Being the only music store within radius of the desert town, the shop owner was bound to have a plethora of interesting stories. One of her stories was a about a poised young British musician named Laura Marling who had been playing acoustic guitar in the back garden the week before. I can't help but be reminded of this when watching the below video.
The video animation comes from the creative genius at London based Art & Graft.
Short Movie will be Marling's 5th album, due on March 23rd.