I know a lot of people are pumped whenever Laura Marling puts out a new song. I’ve never been one of those people, but this is a good song. The vocals are outstanding and the fairly minimal approach helps keep the focus on them.
I think this next album, Semper Femina (out March 10), might actually be the one that Norah Jones has been trying to make for the last decade to get away from the image that Come Away With Me spurned. For Marling fans, it’s more of the same songbird they’ve always enjoyed. If “Wild Fire” is any indication, I might even jump on the bandwagon.
Beginning at the end of April, Marling will hit the road to promote the new album. She hits Chicago on May 7th at Metro. For more dates, hit up her website.