A friend of mine suggested I listen to the new Mystery Jets album, so I checked out the single ‘Young Love’. It’s fun Britpop, but it didn’t really hit me until Laura Marling started singing.
I think I’m in love. Intrigued, I immediately sought out her album Alas, I Cannot Swim and, expecting more bouncy pop music, found some of the best folk music I’ve heard in some time. I was also surprised to learn she’s only eighteen. Beautiful and haunting, Ghosts is a song I’m going to be listening to for some time.