Laura Marling is pleased to announce full details of her sixth album and UK live shows this spring. New album Semper Femina will be released next month on her own label, More Alarming Records/Kobalt. It was recorded in Los Angeles in late 2015, and was produced alongside American musician and producer Blake Mills (Alabama Shakes, Jim James).
Alongside the announcement of Semper Femina, comes Laura’s directorial debut with the video for the first fruits of the record and the album’s opening track, Soothing. The inspiration for which was a series of vivid dreams she 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’.
Semper Femina is Laura’s sixth studio album in a little over nine years. It is a record that similarly addresses questions of how society views sexuality and gender but without seeking to provide definitive answers. It retains an openness to express and portray her own ‘voyage’ of self-discovery, but also to develop and learn as artist, performer, and as an individual over the course of her career.
Laura follows its release with a full UK tour throughout March.
TOUR DATES 2017
|Wed 8th||O2 academy Leeds|
|Thu 9th||Colston Hall Bristol|
|Fri 10th||O2 ABC Glasgow|
|Sun 12th||Albert Hall Manchester|
|Mon 13th||O2 Academy Oxford|
|Tue 14th||Institute Birmingham|
|Thu 16th||Dome Brighton|
|Fri 17th||Roundhouse London|
|Sat 18th||City Hall Salisbury|
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