Laura Marling streams new album ‘Once I Was An Eagle’ ahead of official release

The singer-songwriter's fourth album comes out on May 27

Laura Marling is streaming her new album, ‘Once I Was An Eagle’, online a week before its official release.

Listen to the follow-up to 2011’s ‘A Creature I Don’t Know’ via The Guardian. Her fourth album, it was recorded at the Three Crows Studio owned by producer and solo musician Ethan Johns (Kings of Leon, Ryan Adams, Vaccines), with Dom Monks on engineering duties. It is set for release on May 27.

Last month, Marling unveiled the first four tracks from the album via a short film, entitled When Brave Bird Saved – watch it here. The film was directed by Fred & Nick, who commented:

When Brave Bird Saved is an introduction to a visual journey directly inspired, informed, and narrated by the first four tracks of ‘Once I Was An Eagle’. Having collaborated with Laura over the last four years, the ambition and scope of this film marks an exciting new direction for us – and we were given total freedom to focus strongly on the distinct journey of the four tracks.”

Marling also recently unveiled the video for her track ‘Master Hunter’ – scroll down to watch it. She plays London’s Royal Albert Hall on August 12 as part of the BBC 6 Music Prom. Tomorrow night (May 21) she also plays a special show at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles.

The tracklisting for ‘Once I Was An Eagle’ is:

‘Take The Night Off’
‘I Was An Eagle’
‘You Know’
‘Master Hunter’
‘Little Love Caster’
‘Devil’s Resting Place’
‘Where Can I Go?’
‘Pray For Me’
‘When Were You Happy? (And How Long Has That Been)’
‘Love Be Brave’
‘Little Bird’
‘Saved These Words’