NonCOMM recap: Laura Marling delivers soothing, soulful performance

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Laura goshdang Marling.

If I had one tiny bit of an even an ounce of her vocal talent, I’d be one happy soul. Or her songwriting skills, I’d take that too. Or her complete coolness would be nice also. Basically, what I’m saying is that I think I want to be Laura Marling.

Sadly, that cannot happen. But, seeing her perform live is a close second. After a hearty introduction from Bob Boilen, Marling and crew swan-dived right into debut single, “Soothing,” off of her latest album, Semper Femina.

With a piercing yet still somehow soft gaze cutting through the crowd (I don’t know how she does the thing, but it’s true), Marling unleashed her otherworldly vocals — flawlessly ebbing and flowing with the track’s funkier rhythm.

This groovin’ didn’t stop there, as Marling graced us mere plebeians with more tracks from the newer, more soulful direction of Semper Femina.

You’ll have another chance to witness this fixating performance when Laura Marling comes to the TLA tomorrow night. Find more info on the show here, and peruse the photos from the NonCOMM set below.

Setlist
Soothing
Wild Fire
Always This Way
Next Time
Nothing, Not Nearly
Daisy
Once

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