Indie folk singer-songwriter Laura Marling, a critical favorite who at 23 years old is already in a select class of British artists to be nominated for two Mercury Prize awards, has unveiled details and the first track for her fourth album, Once I Was an Eagle, out stateside May 28. And the story behind the album is quite impressive...
Marling recorded the set in just 10 days at producer Ethan Johns' (Kings of Leon, Ryan Adams, Vaccines) studio in rural England. Even crazier, her vocals and acoustic guitar tracks were recorded in just one 24 hour period. Damn, girl.
Longtime Marling fans should be particularly excited as the record's "dark themes" are similar to her acclaimed 2011 release, A Creature I Don’t Know, which helped nab her the Best Female Solo Artist award at the BRITs that year.
Get a feel for the album with “Where Can I Go?” and expect every music critic to flip come May 28.