Laura Marling, the British singer-songwriter with the airy, melodic, experimental style has released a new album and it is generating a lot of buzz. The album, "Once I Was an Eagle" landed just as Marling herself was making a big move to Los Angeles and seems to have landed her in a spotlight appropriate for her new city.
"Once I Was an Eagle" was released in May 2013, but it's hype seems to be growing as the best of 2013 lists popped up online. It was featured as one of the best of the year by Rolling Stone, NME, The Guardian, SPIN, and more and is receiving rave reviews from all over.
The critically acclaimed album plays like a psychological break in the best way, veering between breathy vocals with gentle, acoustic finger-picking and pleasingly cacophonous moments when cello, percussion, and either side or Marling's wide vocal range seem to crash into each other leaving the listener in the auditory dust and rubble. As the reviews confirm, the risk taken on Marling's fourth full length album have paid off wildly.
Marling followed the album drop with an extensive tour, but there's no word as to whether she will continue playing live shows or go back to the studio in 2014. One thing is for sure, the world will be listening carefully to hear news of the artist's next move.