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Laura Marling has moved up the release of her new album and shared new track 'Held Down'


Laura Marling has announced that she will be moving up the release date of her new album Song For Our Daughter and shared the new single from the album ‘Held Down’. The new album will now arrive on April 10th.

As the world comes to terms with the reality of the coronavirus outbreak and the ongoing lockdown, many artists in the music business have been forced to push back their new releases. Not Laura Marling.

The singer-songwriter has instead moved up the release date of her new album, which was meant to arrive in the summer, as she now “saw no reason to hold back on something that, at the very least, might entertain and, at its best, provide some sense of union”.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to cause uncertain times ahead, many high-profile artists have been forced to cancel or postpone tours which has led to a lack of promotion opportunities for any new releases.

Marling, however, has bucked the trend and has even shared a new track to go along with it, the brilliant ‘Held Down’. You can listen to the new song in full below:

Taking to Instagram to share the news, Marling suggests that the change of circumstances for everyone means that her music may provide some small solace during these hard times.

She continued: “It’s strange to watch the facade of our daily lives dissolve away, leaving only the essentials; those we love and our worry for them,” Marling said. “An album, stripped of everything that modernity and ownership does to it, is essentially a piece of me, and I’d like for you to have it.

“I’d like for you, perhaps, to hear a strange story about the fragmentary, nonsensical experience of trauma and an enduring quest to understand what it is to be a woman in this society. When I listen back to it now, it makes more sense to me than when I wrote it.

“My writing, as ever, was months, years, in front of my conscious mind. It was there all along, guiding me gently through the chaos of living.”