Laura Marling to embark on intimate U.S. tour
Even though Laura Marling is only 22 years old, the sound of her voice and the tone of her music convey an older soul. Good thing she'll be sharing more of her unique talent starting this fall with a cross-country tour.
The British singer-songwriter burst into the London nu-folk scene when she was 16 and has ever since been producing impressive material -- being compared to folk legends Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen.
She first appeared as an integral part of indie folk band Noah and the Whale, being featured on their 2008 debut Peaceful, the World Lays Me Down. After she broke ties with the band's singer/guitarist Charlie Fink, she left the band entirely to pursue other projects. Busy lending her talents to several other U.K. artists, such as The Rakes And Mystery Jets, Marling was also hard at work on her own debut, Alas, I Cannot Swim, released in February 2008. This gem of an album also featured Mumford & Son's frontman Marcus Mumford, who she engaged in a relationship with for some time until they split in December 2010.
Despite that few relationships with other musicians have seemed to stick, she's not been deterred from making songs filled with poignant stories. If anything, it's helped her create some of the best songs of her career, such as "Sophia" and "The Beast" from her last album A Creature I Don't Know, released September 2011.
Marling will kick off her intimate stateside tour in Seattle, Washington at the Columbia City Theater on September 27, concluding the trek in Cambridge, Massachusetts at Club Passim on October 27.
|Laura Marling - "Sophia"|