Laura Marling

Photo by Hollie Fernando Laura Marling


Tue., May 2, 7 p.m. 2017

Location Info:

The Mayan
1038 S. Hill St.
Los Angeles, CA  90015
“Oh, my helpless wanderer, you can’t come in/You don’t live here anymore … My lips aren’t moving/My god is brooding,” Laura Marling warns a former lover at the outset of her latest album, Semper Femina, which was produced by Blake Mills (Dawes, Fiona Apple). The cold, morbid lyrics are contrasted by a bubbling groove of muted percussion and rubbery bass, which makes the romantic alienation feel even more acute. The British folk singer returns to a more lulling and traditional weave of gently plucked acoustic guitar and aching harmonies on the evocative “The Valley.” The rest of the record is a similarly laid-back collection of soft ballads and poetic observations, which are occasionally lit up by the electric-guitar sparks of such spectrally mysterious tracks as “Don’t Pass Me By.” With Valley Queen.


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