Track of the Week | Master Hunter–Laura Marling
Master Hunter– Laura Marling
Laura Marling is prolific a folk singer/songwriter from the U.K, who has released four full-length albums and been nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2008 and 2010. And she’s only 23.
“Master Hunter” is the fifth track off of Laura Marling’s fantastic new album Once I was an Eagle. The tune starts with a 12-string acoustic lick that would sound right at home on Led Zeppelin’s third album. Big Bonham-like drums pound away, solidifying the songs already fierce attitude. Marling’s delivery is at times similar to Dylan’s, but she never borrows too much, she at times she almost spits her dark menacing lines.
It’s a bluesy tune mixed with some eastern drone influences and English folk, and it makes for an intense three minutes. Truthfully, it’s not entirely clear what the song is about, but Marling sounds pretty pissed off, and it makes for a great song. And don’t expect the song’s video to clear up any confusion about the “Master Hunter’s” meaning. It features a partially shadowed, seated Marling singing in front of two crazed ballet/interpretive dancers. Wild stuff.
Be sure to check out the rest of Once I was an Eagle– it’s one of 2013’s best releases.