English folk-pop singer-songwriter Laura Marling may sound like an old soul, with heavy whispers of Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and Pentangle in her work, but she's just 23, and this is already her 4th album. Perhaps she draws more comparisons to that of Joni Mitchell (who moved to the L.A. area just as Marling has now done), and this fine release may reinforce that. But then, only Marling can deliver these intimate, personal reflections in a manner that is at once early '70's British folk, and modern-day indie-rock. These 16 songs were all recorded in a surprisingly short period of time, with the help of producer Ethan Johns.
Thursday Night the 20th between 8pm & Midnight: LAURA MARLING - Once I Was An Eagle
By Martin Anderson • Jun 21, 2013