With anticipation building for her fifth studio album ‘Short Movie’, Laura Marling has revealed a second new track on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show. It’s a soaring, cinematic fare, steeped in drama, and it was written in America as high winds tore through New York.
“I wrote [‘False Hope’] shortly after a trip to Manhattan during Hurricane Sandy, which was quite an experience,” explains Laura Marling, talking to Zane Lowe on his Radio 1 show. “So it’s related to that - [it was] nearly post-apocalyptic. I was in quite a transient place in a foreign country.”
When asked if ‘False Hope’ paints an accurate picture of the overall sound on ‘Short Movie’, Marling said, “[‘False Hope’] is a more extreme example. I wanted it to feel like discordant noise in car-based cities. It’s using a completely new palate - it felt right for the songs, to get a bit more experimental.”
Hot on the heels of confirming ‘Short Movie’ - her fifth studio album - Marling’s also
announced a short string of intimate UK tour dates, beginning at the end of January. She’s also set to star a new Chris Perkel-directed short film ‘Woman Driver’, which will be airing 14th January at London Short Film Festival.
‘Short Movie’ is out 23rd March 2015 on Virgin EMI. The new album can be pre-ordered here.