Single Review – Laura Marling – Soothing 

One of the most talented and enigmatic songwriters this island has to offer has announced her sixth studio album Semper Femina, due for release early next year. Laura Marling has always drawn from introspection and it seems that this latest album would draw on similar themes of broken romance and its aftermath. That is the theme for ‘Soothing’ to a large extent, yet she still meanders these themes with imaginative and intriguing imagery. The music that delivers this imagery is recorded in perfect isolation, as if there is a 10,000 ft drop off the end of each pluck of the guitar. What carries you between them is Laura’s earthy vocals which stretch and bend hauntingly as the song goes on. A simple track which does quite a lot.

Owen Riddle 

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