Laura Marling: A Creature I Don't Know

A Creature I Don't Know

Laura Marling

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  • Release Date 12 September 2011
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'A Creature I Don't Know' has been confirmed as the title of the third album by Laura Marling, it will be released on the 12th of September on Virgin Records, and is produced by Ethan Johns (Kings Of Leon, Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne, Emmylou Harris).

It follows the success of her sophomore record 'I Speak Because I Can' (also produced by Johns) - both that and her debut 'Alas I Cannot Swim' were Mercury nominated, and this February she won the Best British Female Solo Artist prize at the Brit Awards, and best solo artist at the NME awards.

"Another fine release from Marling, lyrically dark and sophisticated of sound." - BBC Music

"It’s deeply impressive. Not just because the songs and performances are stronger and more consistent than ever before, but because at 21 Marling seems so determined not to settle into a niche which could easily confine her. She has come a long way in a short time, and has undoubtedly got further to travel. For now, we should simply savour the sound of an artist setting herself new targets and hitting each one with real panache." - Uncut

"the success of each song on A Creature I Don’t Know hinges on how well Marling inhabits the role she's given herself. Fortunately, while she may not be a particularly revealing performer, she's an extremely commanding one. Marling's tendency is to be stark and direct, and her presence carries equal weight whether she's accompanied by little more than piano or guitar (the unnervingly hushed, death-obsessed "Night After Night") or a churning instrumental malestrom (the Neil Young-worthy "The Beast"). On "The Muse", "Salinas", and the Zeppelin III-goes-hoedown single "Sophia", Marling's scarily impressive self-possession actually spills over into a kind of wickedly controlling glee, as she adds domineering theatrical flourishes to certain words and phrases in a manner that comes reasonably close to matching Harvey during her mid-1990s reign. Marling may spend the majority of these songs and several others struggling to find wisdom and peace in the face of trials brought on by lust, money, and death, but she almost always sounds like she already has all the answers." - Pitchfork

1 The Muse  
2 I Was Just a Card  
3 Don't Ask Me Why  
4 Salinas  
5 The Beast  
6 Night After Night  
7 My Friends  
8 Rest in the Bed  
9 Sophia  
10 All My Rage