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Laura Marling Returns With New Album Patterns in Repeat, Shares Song: Listen

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Laura Marling Returns With New Album Patterns in Repeat, Shares Song: Listen

Marling will play residencies in New York and London behind the Song for Our Daughter follow-up

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Laura Marling, photo by Tamsin Topolski

Laura Marling is back with her first album in four years, Patterns in Repeat. The Song for Our Daughter follow-up arrives October 25 via Chrysalis/Partisan. Below, listen to a single, “Patterns,” and check out the album art and tracklist. Marling will play residencies in London and New York behind the LP: four nights at Hackney Church (October 29 and 30 and November 1 and 2) and two nights at Bowery Ballroom (November 11 and 12).

Marling wrote, recorded, and produced Patterns in Repeat at her home studio in London. Dom Monks co-produced, with Rob Moose assisting. In a statement on the LP, Marling wrote:

Over the course of nine months, I had happily prepared myself for the fact that my life as a songwriter would be put on hold while I adjusted to life as a new parent. How delighted then was I to discover that for the first few months of a baby’s life, you can bounce them in a bouncer and play guitar all day. For the first time in my life, I was able to gaze into another human’s eyes as I wrote. Of course, new parents feel like they discovered that feeling – one of the very finest that life has to offer, of looking into the eyes of your child and feeling the enormity of the picture as a whole, the enormity of a precarious life, celestial, fragile and extraordinary, taking its place among the comparatively banal constellation of a family. This banal constellation seems to have dominated the writing of Patterns in Repeat—the drama of the domestic sphere, the frail threads that bind a family together, the good intentions we hold onto for our progeny and the many and various ways they get lost in time. So much complexity in the banal, the caged, the everyday.

Being as I am, 34 years old, now 15 years and 8 albums into a life in song, I am unable to escape the fact that each record has served as a time-stamped chapter of my life (though some have appeared more a premonition). Now, here we are, following a youth spent desperately trying to understand what it is to be a woman, I am at the brow of the hill, with an entirely new and enormous perspective surrounding me.

Patters in Repeat:

01 Child of Mine
02 Patterns
03 Your Girl
04 No One’s Gonna Love You Like I Can
05 The Shadows
06 Interlude
07 Caroline
08 Looking Back
09 Lullaby
10 Patterns in Repeat

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