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


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

Laura Marling – I Speak Because I Can – Goodbye England (Covered In Snow)

Posted by Charlie O'Shea | Posted in Acoustic, Album, Charlie O'Shea, Independent Music Finds | Posted on 24-12-2009


Laura Marling is set to release her second full length studio album in March 2010. The album, recently given the title ‘I Speak Because I Can’ was produced by Ethan Johns. At one point, this second album was to have a medieval theme to it but Marling later revoked this idea.

‘Goodbye England (Covered In Snow)’ was released 14th December. First played on tour a year ago, the song is just as apt this winter with much of England currently under snow. Laura Marling aired the track on BBC 6 Music in November along with another track Made a Maid which might also be on the upcoming album.

Goodbye England (Covered In Snow)Laura Marling