Laura Marling

Laura Marling
Date 25th September
Venue Usher Hall
Doors 19:00
Age Restrictions Over 14s (under 16s with an adult)
Price £25 / £20 / £17.50
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“I’ve always been told that I’m an old soul. And I’m not. I just have a deep voice and a stern face. I am actually young. I hadn’t had chance to stop and think about that before.”

 

A little over a year ago, Laura Marling came off the road after touring her hugely successful fourth album Once I Was an Eagle, and immediately set about recording its successor. “I literally rolled out of the van and into the studio — a decision made by my own stubbornness,” she recalls. “And then I just stopped cold turkey.” Marling’s fifth album, Short Movie, is the result of an extended period of stopping and thinking. “I realised that I hadn’t been in a place for longer than two or three weeks since I was 16,” she explains. “I thought ‘I wonder what will happen if I try and root myself somewhere?‘ Look back over the past eight years.”


If Short Movie proves anything it is that stopping, thinking, and making a little sense out of life has had a profound effect on both Marling’s songwriting and how she views herself: “Underneath the noise I was thinking most of the time what the process of creation is,” she says. “I would never have called it creation or art before, what I do, it seemed aggrandizing. But now i see it differently.Because there is something divine about how things are done and created out of nowhere, we are only a means for them, they are therefore beyond us silly humans.”



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