Wow, That’s a Good Song: Laura Marling, “Devil’s Spoke”

Laura Marling lets her music get a little more rough-and-tumble on this track from her new album, I Speak Because I Can.

Many trains and many miles
Like you to me on this sunny isle
What of which you wish to speak
Have you come here to rescue me?

All of this can be broken
All of this can be broken
Hold your devil by his spoke and spin him to the ground.

Honestly, this song is kind of perfect.  The album version (which can’t be embedded, unfortunately) features Mumford & Sons, and the whole thing is just terribly intense.  It’s going to be pretty awesome to watch Laura Marling continue to grow as a singer and songwriter.  While you’re checking out her music, give a listen to her cover of Neil Young’s “Needle and the Damage Done“.  (I knew all of the words to that song as a little kid, and, of course, had no clue what the song was about until I was much, much older.  Ah, childhood.)

I Speak Because I Can is due out in the US on April 6th.  Laura Marling comes to Chicago on May 4th for a show at Lincoln Hall.

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