Laura Marling: How To Reveal A Quiet Song Marling's songs unfold quietly, with lyrical depth that rewards repeated listening and a clear alto voice that gives her songs gravity. Watch her perform "Sophia" in a studio session from opbmusic.

Favorite Sessions

Laura Marling: How To Reveal A Quiet SongOregon Public Broadcasting

Though still only 22, Laura Marling is both an accomplished performer and one of the U.K.'s brightest up-and-coming songwriters. Her first two records were each nominated for the Mercury Prize, and last year she won a Brit Award for best female solo artist. Those are high-profile awards for an artist whose songs unfold in quiet ways, with lyrical depth that rewards repeat listening and a clear alto that gives her songs gravity.

Marling recently stopped by opbmusic to record this session while on tour with Andrew Bird, and she performed four songs from her most recent record, A Creature I Don't Know. You can watch the entire session here, but in the meantime, she performs "Sophia" in the video on this page.

Set List

  • "Sophia"

Credits

Steven Kray and Jonathan Newsome, recording; Nate Sjol, video production; Neil Maknarakham, Greg Boone and Anthony Del Calzo, cameras; Nathan Quigley, photography.

[+] read more[-] less

More From Folk

Adrianne Lenker plays a Tiny Desk (home) concert. NPR hide caption

toggle caption NPR

Adrianne Lenker (Home) Concert

The leader of Big Thief performs five songs from a camper in Joshua Tree for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.

Michael Kiwanuka plays a Tiny Desk (Home) Concert. NPR hide caption

toggle caption NPR

Michael Kiwanuka (Home) Concert

The 2020 Mercury Prize winner performs five songs in a London flat for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.

Shirley Collins plays a Tiny Desk (home) concert. NPR hide caption

toggle caption NPR

Shirley Collins (Home) Concert

British folk singer Shirley Collins is a living legend. Watch her perform five songs for her Tiny Desk quarantine concert.

Katie Pruitt plays a Tiny Desk (home) concert. NPR hide caption

toggle caption NPR

Katie Pruitt (Home) Concert

The Nashville singer-songwriter delivers an empowering performance in this Tiny Desk quarantine concert.

Angel Olsen plays a Tiny Desk (home) concert. NPR hide caption

toggle caption NPR

Angel Olsen (Home) Concert

The singer-songwriter performs four songs on her porch in Asheville, N.C., for Tiny Desk's quarantine series.

Arlo Parks plays a Tiny Desk (home) concert. NPR hide caption

toggle caption NPR

Arlo Parks (Home) Concert

Watch the young London pop artist perform four songs for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.

Phoebe Bridgers plays a Tiny Desk (home) concert. NPR/NPR hide caption

toggle caption NPR/NPR

Phoebe Bridgers (Home) Concert

Phoebe Bridgers performs her Tiny Desk quarantine concert in a virtual Oval Office, with help of dozens of fans.

Courtney Marie Andrews plays a Tiny Desk (home) concert. NPR hide caption

toggle caption NPR

Courtney Marie Andrews (Home) Concert

One of the shining lights of Americana music recorded a Tiny Desk concert at her home in Nashville.

Becca Mancari plays a Tiny Desk (home) concert. NPR/NPR hide caption

toggle caption NPR/NPR

Becca Mancari (Home) Concert

The Nashville-based rock musician recorded a five-song set for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.

Kate Davis plays a Tiny Desk (home) concert. NPR/NPR hide caption

toggle caption NPR/NPR

Kate Davis (Home) Concert

One of our favorite indie rock lyricists performs a four-song concert for our Tiny Desk quarantine series.

Back To Top