Laura Marling, despite all that was going on in the world, had a very busy year last year, including streaming some live performances from Union Chapel in London. In June last year, after having been through one lockdown and nowhere nearer being able to attend live gigs, Laura, in conjunction with Union Chapel, put on two live streamed shows.
Those two shows are now going to be made available to watch again across four time zones on Sunday January 31st. Some seven months on from her original performance Laura Marling could not have envisaged that we would be no further forward in terms of knowing how and when attended live musical events could begin to start again so this is another attempt to connect with her audience. (Space bubbles are not for everyone!)
Having brought forward the release of her subsequently Mercury nominated album, 'Song For Our Daughter', and having found the time to start making her next LUMP record with Mike Lindsay, Marling is clearly not one to take things easy during a pandemic. As well as giving her very instructive and illuminating guitar tutorials Laura has also made a larger than life LUMP character out of coat hangers!
Ahead of the next live stream Laura Marling has given everyone that didn't get chance to catch it first time around a glimpse of what's in store with the video premier of her much loved song, 'What He Wrote'. Laura, alone, with nothing but her guitar and vocal is compelling and mesmeric as she performs isolated on stage. Her performance is so emotive it leaves you spellbound. Marling's vocal, both spoken and sung, is such a beautiful instrument in itself and deserves any platform it can be given. It's not as good as being there but it's an extremely credible next best thing.
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