A new Laura Marling record, even as regular as they seem to be happening, is always cause for excitement in our book, which means we're genuinely stirring now with the unveiling of this new short film featuring the first four cuts from her upcoming Once I Was an Eagle.
"When Brave Bird Saved" is the work of frequent Marling collborators Fred & Nick, who offer up a sensual and not necessarily linear quartet of pieces to accompany "Take the Night Off," "I Was an Eagle," "You Know," and "Breathe," (the last of which finds Marling in Joshua Tree, CA). The songs play out seamlessly, like one long suite, and it will be interesting to see if they're presented the same way on record.
Once I Was an Eagle is out May 28th, just after Marling makes her fourth Portland appearance in thirteen months May 16th at the Star Theater.
Revisit our session with Laura Marling recorded last April.