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Laura Marling Drops New Album Song For Our Daughter This Friday

Laura Marling Drops New Album Song For Our Daughter This Friday

Published on April 6, 2020 03:50 by Leslie Cheung

Laura Marling has decided the release her seventh album, Song For Our Daughter, early and it is coming out this Friday (April 10). The singer-songwriter has posted a message on social media to explain that she saw "no reason to hold back on something that, at the very least, might entertain, and at its best, provide some sense of union". You can pre-order the album on CD and vinyl LP formats at the moment, and if you pre-order the album now, you will get discounted access for future formats, including a deluxe LP edition, when they become available later in Autumn 2020 tentatively.

Song For Our Daughter cover
Song For Our Daughter cover

Song For Our Daughter
Alexandra
Held Down
Strange Girl
Only The Strong
Blow By Blow
Song For Our Daughter
Fortune
The End Of The Affair
Hope We Meet Again
For You

My new album ‘Song For Our Daughter’ is coming out this week, ahead of our planned schedule. In light of the change to all our circumstances, I saw no reason to hold back on something that, at the very least, might entertain, and at its best, provide some sense of union. It’s strange to watch the facade of our daily lives dissolve away, leaving only the essentials; those we love and our worry for them. An album, stripped of everything that modernity and ownership does to it, is essentially a piece of me, and I’d like for you to have it. I’d like for you, perhaps, to hear a strange story about the fragmentary, nonsensical experience of trauma and an enduring quest to understand what it is to be a woman in this society. When I listen back to it now, it makes more sense to me than when I wrote it. My writing, as ever, was months, years, in front of my conscious mind. It was there all along, guiding me gently through the chaos of living. And that, in itself, describes the sentiment of the album - how would I guide my daughter, arm her and prepare her for life and all of its nuance? I’m older now, old enough to have a daughter of my own, and I feel acutely the responsibility to defend The Girl. The Girl that might be lost, torn from innocence prematurely or unwittingly fragmented by forces that dominate society. I want to stand behind her and whisper in her ear all the confidences and affirmations I had found so difficult to provide myself. This album is that strange whisper; a little distorted, a little out of sequence, such is life. I want you to have it.

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