Singer-songwriter Laura Marling recently performed new song, “Strange,” off her upcoming album Short Movie.
According to Spin, the British folk singer has showcased a second song off her upcoming album, this one is called,”Strange,” and was performed live in London at Silver Bullet. The first song Marling released, called “False Hope,” was the first material released by Marling since 2013, after which she moved to LA and took a break from music.
“I know you love your children, I know you love your wife, I know you set yourself up, to live a miserable life,” sings Marling on her new track “Strange.” The video doesn’t offer a great view of the performance, but we do get a great look at Marling’s pounding acoustic guitar.
Marling’s new album notes a switch from acoustic guitar to electric, and Marling co-produced the album with drummer Matt Ingram and engineer Dan Cox. The album was recorded live, and Marling had the band play “blind,” or only hearing the track once before playing it, which provides a less-structured and more free flowing sound.
Short Movie is Marling’s fifth album in seven years, since she started recording when she was only seventeen. In her short time, Marling has garnered numerous awards for her music, being a nominee for the Mercury Music Prize, a two-time Brit Award nominee, winner of UK’s “Best British Female Artist,” and Best Solo Artist at the NME Awards in 2011.
Short Movie is named after Marling met and befriended a shaman who told her that life is “A short fucking movie.”
After being rebounded from her creative dry spell, a happier, more mature Marling has emerged. Short Movie will be released on March 24th, and you can listen to “Strange,” below.