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Laura Marling’s new single ‘Sophia’; a track worthy to be premiered amongst divine surroundings

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Brit award-winning folk wonder Laura Marling has premiered the first single to be released from her third solo album. The track, ‘Sophia‘  will be available to download instantly (in the UK), to those who pre-order the album on iTunes from July 26th, 2011, as well as an individual download. The 4:54-second track begins gently with Marling’s unmistakably reflective and hushed vocals, before she is complemented and accompanied on her journey by acoustic strings and ethereal background vocals. When the bell tolls 3:00, the track takes a marked shift towards a perhaps more  traditional folk sound, with definite country elements creeping through. ‘Sophia‘  could be described as a musical antonym to the terms, ‘repetitive’ and ‘predictable’. It would be fair to say that I am somewhat in love with this track at the moment.

The track is taken from upcoming album, ‘A Creature I Don’t Know which is released on September 12th, 2011 in the UK and September 13th, 2011 in the US.

Marling has also announced a new Autumn 2011 tour to support the album. The ‘When The Bell Tolls Tour’ kicks off in the US and Canada, as follows:

  • September 17 – San Francisco, Bimbo’s 365 Club
  • September 18 – Los Angeles, Masonic Temple
  • September 20 – Los Angeles, Troubadour
  • September 22 – Chicago, Lincoln Hall
  • September 23 – Toronto, The Great Hall
  • September 24 – Montreal, Corona
  • September 25 – Boston Brighton Music Hall
  • September 27 – Washington DC, Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
  • September 28 – New York, Webster Hall

The UK tour is as follows:

  • October 14 – Exeter, Exeter Cathedral
  • October 15 – Winchester, Winchester Cathedral
  • October 17 – Guildford, Guildford Cathedral
  • October 18 – Gloucester, Gloucester Cathedral
  • October 21 – York, York Minster
  • October 22 – Sheffield, Sheffield Cathedral
  • October 24 – Manchester, Manchester Cathedral
  • October 25 – Bristol, Bristol Cathedral
  • October 26 – London, Westminster Central Hall
  • October 28 – Liverpool, Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
  • October 29 – Birmingham, Birmingham Cathedral

I reviewed Noah and the Whale at Manchester Cathedral last year and it will probably go down as one of the best gigs I’ve ever been to; the venue was sublime as was to be expected, but the atmosphere and reaction to the band were just as heavenly. I can’t wait to see Marling perform tracks from what I’m sure will be her equally as successful third album, in such peaceful and serene surroundings.

Tickets for the tour go on general sale at 10am local time on Friday, July 29th, 2011 at / @lauramarlinghq

shelleyhanveywriter 🙂


Written by shelleyhanveywriter

July 26, 2011 at 11:31 am

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