Laura Marling is pleased to announce full details of her sixth album with the unveiling of new video “Soothing.”
Semper Femina will be released March 10th, 2017 on Laura’s own label More Alarming Records via Kobalt Music Recordings. It was recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Laura and US musician/producer Blake Mills (Alabama Shakes, Jim James).
Alongside the announcement of Semper Femina, comes Laura’s directorial debut with the video for the album’s opening track, “Soothing.” The inspiration for which was a series of vivid dreams Laura experienced whilst making the album.
Semper Femina was largely written out on the road, following the release of Laura’s acclaimed album, Short Movie, in Spring 2015. Its loose lyrical thread strings together her keen, freshly observed take on womanhood, and what Laura describes as a particularly ‘masculine time in her life’.
Laura Marling: “I started out writing Semper Femina as if a man was writing about a woman, and then I thought; “it’s not a man, it’s me. I don’t need to pretend it’s a man to justify the intimacy, or the way I’m looking and feeling about women. It’s me looking specifically at women and feeling great empathy towards them, and by proxy, towards myself”.
Laura Marling UK Tour
8th March – O2 Academy, Leeds
9th March – Colston Hall, Bristol
10th March – O2 ABC, Glasgow
12th March – Albert Hall, Manchester
13th March – O2 Academy, Oxford
14th March – Institute, Birmingham
16th March – Dome, Brighton
17th March – Roundhouse, London
18th March – City Hall, Salisbury
Pre-order Semper Femina now.