WHY WE LOVE THIS LONDON FOLK GODDESS
Rolling Stone just released its 50 Best Albums of 2013 and London's Laura Marling found herself in 20th place with her newest album, Once I Was an Eagle. It seems only fitting then to take some time to show off one of our favourite songstresses.
Why is she so spectacular? At 23, Marling is, incredibly enough, three months younger than America and country music's sweetheart Taylor Swift. She's even released the same amount of albums. However, that and their blond hair are where the similarities end. T-Swift is often still describing love in the point of view of most high-schoolers (which, admittedly, are her key demo). Meanwhile, Marling has spent the past five years describing love, heartache and triumph with mythological references and colourful imagery the Taylors of the world couldn't even begin to grasp.
These days the Londoner is actually soaking up the sun in Los Angeles because, as she told The Guardian, America is "a lot more poetic." When we stack up some of our most well-loved musicians beside the likes of Marling, it's hard to agree. Either way, we're happy to have her and we hope this newest America recognition might help propel to even more stateside success.
Let's talk about Laura dominating the end of year lists: #33 Spin Album of the Year, #22 Mojo Album of the Year, #20 Rolling Stone Album of the Year, #13 Uncut Album of the Year, #9 NME Album of the Year, #1 Vulture Folk Album of the Year