Monday, September 7, 2009

003; Day Dreams

Laura Marling, pictured to the right with one of my favorite instruments ever - the french horn, is a 19 year old from England who happens to share my birthday. But more importantly, she is an amazingly gifted singer/songwriter who shows understanding beyond her years (I should know, since we're the same age). Her debut album, Alas I Cannot Swim, came out last February, and I had listened to it then, pretty casually, but for some reason never noticed this song.

Night Terrors - Laura Marling

I am really really enjoying it right now. The lyrics are hauntingly sad and her voice wobbles in a way that makes you want to know her pain, to sympathize with her situation. There is a break after the repeat of the chorus where a folky, yet powerful violin solo occurs, it is beautiful and the component that drew my attention to the song in the first place. One thing I really like about Night Terror, that I think is different than an average song, is that she uses very interesting rhythmic components. There is a bit around 0:55 that is A++. All in all it's just good music.

Next time I promise to post a song that isn't so dark. I swear, all the music I listen to isn't this depressing.


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