Laura Marling today announces details of her sixth album Semper Femina and unveils a new video for Soothing. Semper Femina will be released March 10th, 2017 on Laura’s own label More Alarming Records via Kobalt Music Recordings. The artwork and tracklisting can be found below.
The inspiration for the video was a series of vivid dreams Laura experienced whilst making the album.
Now 26 years of age, 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.
I started out writing Semper Femina as if a man was writing about a woman, and then I thought; “it’s not a man, it’s me. I don’t need to pretend it’s a man to justify the intimacy, or the way I’m looking and feeling about women. It’s me looking specifically at women and feeling great empathy towards them, and by proxy, towards myself.
Semper Femina tracklisting:
2. The Valley
3. Wild Fire
4. Don’t Pass Me By
5. Always This Way
6. Wild Once
7. Next Time
9. Nothing, Not Nearly