I Speak Because I Can – Laura Marling

Posted by Sophie Stratford | Posted in Acoustic, Album, Independent Music Finds, Sophie Stratford | Posted on 19-03-2010

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I Speak Because I Can is 20-year old Laura Marling’s coming of age album, its ten songs are imbued with a new richness, ripeness and sophistication. It is also a record marked by its quintessential Englishness. For all of its American instrumentation, and its shades of Joni Mitchell and Neil Young, these songs are no pale Americana interpretation; they are tales deeply rooted in England.

Producer Ethan Johns was an excellent choice as his use of reels, quiet and traditional methods of production are very suited to Laura Marling’s music. This new record reveals a new maturity and at points her voice sounds a little harder and more cultured.

Released 22nd March.

By Sophie Stratford

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What model of guitar does she play? (besides that it is a Gibson)

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