Laura Marling

Laura Marling

Laura Marling has announced details of her sixth album, UK live shows with a live band, PLUS – a short run of intimate solo shows for this Spring.

Semper Femina is released March 10th 2017 on Laura’s own label More Alarming Records via Kobalt Music Recordings. It was recorded in LA in late 2015, and produced alongside US musician/producer Blake Mills (Alabama Shakes, Jim James). 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 said of the album: “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.

Semper Femina is Laura’s sixth studio album in a little over nine years. It is a record that 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 an artist, performer, and as an individual over the course of her career.

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’ – watch below. The inspiration for which was a series of vivid dreams Laura experienced whilst making the album.

Laura follows its release with a full UK tour throughout March, including some recently added solo shows at the end of the month.

Wed 8th O2 Academy, Leeds
Thur 9th Colston Hall, Bristol
Fri 10th O2 ABC, Glasgow
Sun 12th Albert Hall, Manchester
Mon 13th O2 Academy, Oxford
Tue 14th Institute, Birmingham
Thur 16th Dome, Brighton
Fri 17th Roundhouse, London
Sat 18th City Hall, Salisbury
Tue 21st Roundhouse, London

+ SOLO SHOWS * Just Added *
Wed 22nd The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
Fri 24th ARC, Stockton on Tees
Sat 25th Central Station, Wrexham
Sun 26th The Lemon Grove, Exeter
Tue 28th The Waterfront, Norwich

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