“I was a daddy’s girl sometime, but I love my momma ’til the end of the line.” So begins the latest track from English folk singer Laura Marling, “Where Can I Go?,” a rollicking guitar ballad that borrows the organ sound from Dylan’s “Like a Rollin’ Stone” to strong effect. Marling isn’t reinventing the wheel here — there are touches of Tracy Chapman, nods to Nick Drake, a heavy dose of Dylan. This is old fashioned folk music, but it’s beautiful. More often than not, that’s enough.
“Where Can I Go?” is the lead single off Laura Marling’s Once I Was An Eagle, due out May 27th via Virgin.
STREAM: Laura Marling – “Where Can I Go?”