Laura Marling – Madison, WI – Saturday, May 6, 2017
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Tickets On Sale Now:
Tickets available at at MajesticMadison.com, 800-514-ETIX, and at the Majestic Theatre Box Office.
In Advance: $18
Day of Show: $20
(plus applicable fees and/or taxes)
Laura Marling Announces New Album Semper Femina
Makes Directorial Debut On Video For Introductory Track, “Soothing”.
Laura Marling is pleased to announce full details of her sixth album with the unveiling of new video “Soothing”.
Semper Femina will be released March 10th 2017 on Laura’s own label More Alarming Records via Kobalt Music Recordings. It was recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Laura and US musician/producer Blake Mills (Alabama Shakes, Jim James).
Alongside the announcement of Semper Femina, comes Laura’s directorial debut with the video for the first fruits of the record and the album’s opening track, “Soothing”. The inspiration for which was a series of vivid dreams Laura experienced whilst making the album.
Now 26 years of age, Semper Femina is Laura’s sixth studio album in a little over nine years. It is a record that similarly addresses questions of how society views sexuality and gender but without seeking to provide definitive answers. It retains an openness to express and portray her own ‘voyage’ of self-discovery, but also to develop and learn as artist, performer, and as an individual over the course of her career.
A rich and enriching listen, Semper Femina is a typically mature and raw listen by one of our most talented and prolific young musicians of a generation.
Semper Femina was largely written out on the road, following the release of Laura’s acclaimed album, Short Movie, in Spring 2015. Its loose lyrical thread strings together her keen, freshly observed take on womanhood, and what Laura describes as a particularly ‘masculine time in her life’.
Laura Marling: ‘I started out writing Semper Femina as if a man was writing about a woman, and then I thought; “it’s not a man, it’s me. I don’t need to pretend it’s a man to justify the intimacy, or the way I’m looking and feeling about women. It’s me looking specifically at women and feeling great empathy towards them, and by proxy, towards myself’.
The announcement of Semper Femina follows the success of Laura’s recent Podcast series, Reversal of the Muse. As an exploration of femininity in creativity, the collaborative project opened up an important conversation around whether the lack of feminine presence in the studio environment would ultimately make any difference at all to the creative outcome. With no pre-conceived expectations, Reversal Of The Muse was as much about the conversation created than expecting a conclusive answer. Guests included HAIM, Karen Elson, Vanessa Parr, Dolly Parton, Shura, and Emmylou Harris.
Pre-order Semper Femina here
As well as being able to pre-order the record, in collaboration with Kobalt you can also “Pre Save” the record to your Spotify Library. Using new, innovative technology, simply by following a link and signing in with your Spotify login the album will be automatically added to your collection when it’s released.
Pre-save Semper Femina on Spotify here
Praise for Laura Marling:
“Her songwriting brings together the diaristic and the mythical. Her voice is full of grown-up depth and subtleties….and she has the guitar virtuosity for arrangements that are resonant, intricate and propulsive.” – Jon Pareles, The New York Times
“…her voice is the headliner: Mic’d so close you can smell the cigarettes on her breath, it’s sultry, wise, rueful and unapologetic, connecting a 1960s singer-songwriter tradition to the ache of the now.” – Rolling Stone
“Marling’s songs dig well beyond the everyday, with each sung in a wise, dusky, brooding voice that always seems in control of its surroundings.” – NPR
“…she had a poise and control of her craft that made her stand out, even against neo-folkies a decade her senior.” – SPIN
“She’s no lady of the canyon, but (her) songs already feel as timeless as the hills.” – Los Angeles Times
“Laura Marling’s voice is electrifying even when it’s subdued. Her precise, powerful phrases hit like lightning bolts before rescinding behind layers of expertly-picked acoustic guitar.” – Stereogum
“Album after album she continues to get more aggressive…now she is just this destroyer of worlds” – NPR Music
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