The pale etherial flower that is English folk-singer Laura Marling
has announced her fifth album Short Film
. The twenty-four year old former member of Noah and the Whale
is one of the bright young stars of the English folk scene. Having come up playing in the same London clubs as Mumford & Sons
, with whom she's often associated due to her former romantic relationship with Marcus Mumford, she's been grinding out immense amounts of string-picking musings on lovers, love, and life's simple complications.
Her forthcoming album Short Movie
was announced today via the release of the video for it's title track. The track has a gentle urgency to it, and Marling's sometimes husky, always sharp vocals pace it perfectly. In the video delicate animated watercolors dance swiftly towards the finale, reminiscent of a sketchbook version of the children's book animation in Coldplay's choose your own adventure video for "Ink".
is due out in March of next year. Pre-order the album on iTunes
, and watch the video for "Short Movie" below:
For more from the lovely Laura Marling, check out our back yard session at The Guest Apartment: