Folk music doesn't usually earn a high-ranking spot on the playlists of most modern-day teenagers. British singer/songwriter Laura Marling, however, has been embracing the often ignored genre since she was 16, and picking up a devoted musical following in the process. Her heartfelt track, "Sophia,” starts off slow before building to a powerful declaration of folk, blues, and ethereal grit. The gripping song is off Laura's latest offering, A Creature I Donâ��t Know.
This unique artist was born in the country town of Hampshire, England. After dropping out of high school, Laura headed to London. She made a name for herself on the indie circuit, and even performed as part of Noah and the Whale. It was the music Laura uploaded to her Myspace page back in 2007, though, that would eventually lead to a solo record deal. Laura released her debut album, Alas I Cannot Swim the following year. She followed that up in 2010 with her sophomore effort, I Speak Because I Can, which was recorded live. Part of the reason we're such great admirers of Laura is her unflappable spirit. When she was once denied access to a venue she was performing at because she was underage, the determined youngster took her musical message to the streets and performed outside for fans.
Watch Laura's video for "Sophia" below before heading over to I AM THAT GIRL's YouTube channel. While you're there, don't forget to tune into our Music Mondays playlist, which is updated every week.
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