Laura Marling Mulls Over the Endurance of Love on ‘Nothing, Not Nearly’

Laura Marling has shared the final single from her upcoming album Semper Femina, which will be released on March 10th. The track, titled ‘Nothing, Not Nearly’, is a loungy ballad about love’s durability but also the importance of seizing your moment (‘Once it’s gone, it’s gone/Love waits for no one). Marling reels off her lyrics rapidly over the bluesy reverb of guitar, making revisions and second guessing herself throughout. The electric guitar is key to the expansion of the track’s journey, playing a more prominent role as Marling burrows deeper into the narrative. However, the moments of meditativeness, where the lyrics navigate the track’s direction amidst sparse folk guitar, really places ‘Nothing, Not Nearly’ amongst some of Marling’s finest writing.

8/10

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