Life is always better with a soundtrack, and time spent hard at work in the office is no different. Therefore, coming your way every Tuesday will be album of the week; a release we can't contain our excitement for or a record we have been reluctant to take off repeat since its first play. We’ll be putting the time in to explore the world of new releases on a quest to bring you the best. While we’re at it, just because we’re feeling generous, we’ll be digging deep into our collections and giving classic albums the airplay they deserve.
Wandering its way to the Album Of The Week accolade is Laura Marling’s 6th full length effort, Semper Femina. With each of her new releases the folk singer-songwriter exudes a heightened sense of maturity, birthed through evolving perceptions and a willingness to find refuge in melancholy – leaving behind an image initially built on innocent creativity. Her introspective developments are probably at their most tangible yet on Semper Femina, as the album cuts between feelings toward friendship, loneliness and the depiction of feminism.
While the album traipses along a jagged road of themes, under foot Semper Femina wears hardened instrumentation to carry itself home and begin relaying the collection of stories acquired en route.
You can listen to Semper Femina below via Spotify.
Laura Marling is scheduled to play London’s Citadel Festival on Sunday 16th July, where she appears alongside the likes of Foals, Bonobo, Michael Kiwanuka, Twin Peaks and many more.