Nick Bollinger reviews a new album from the prolific Laura Marling.
Short Movie, Laura Marling (Universal)
Laura Marling released her first album when she was just eighteen, and it presented a restless young singer-songwriter, aware of the tradition yet already asserting her own voice.
Now twenty-five, her fifth album features more of her powerful acoustic guitar picking and strong melodic songs, but also ventures into electric territory and a semi-spoken vocal delivery, showing that she is still restless and getting more daring every time.
Songs featured: Howl, Warrior, Short Movie, I Feel Your Love, False Hope, Strange, Gurdjieff’s Daughter, Sorry, Worship Me.