Now then. These YouTube 'album previews' are all a bit trendy if you ask me, but when you're Laura Marling, in the eyes of the majority of The Fugitive Motel you can have a pass to do whatever you jolly well like.
This is a mournful teaser video for her third album, the beautifully named A Creature I Don't Know, which is due out this autumn. Produced once again by Ethan Johns, who worked with Marling on I Speak Because I Can, it sounds like a 'halfway house' between her previous two records. That gentle guitar picking is the sound of a talented so-and-so officially stepping into contention for 'album of the year'. For me, autumn can't come soon enough.
Laura Marling releases her third album, A Creature I Don't Know, on September 12 through Virgin Records. She will perform at Glastonbury, Camp Bestival, Green Man and End of the Road this summer.