Laura Marling Semper FeminaSemper Femina follows 2015’s Short Movie as the next step in Marling recommitting herself to music.

Before the latter, there was a real chance the charts had heard the last of Marling, but Short Movie found her refreshed and exploring new ground. On Semper Femina the singersongwriter reclaims the Mercury Prize-nominated acoustic folk of the past, emboldened with the perspective and specificity that made Short Movie so gripping. Whether it’s driving, straightdown- the-line ballads Wild Fire and Wild Once or dancing, syncopated beats and electric guitar blasts on Soothing and Nothing Not Nearly, Marling has lost none of her edge.

Semper Femina is out March 10 via Kobalt.

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