Featured Music Friday: Semper Femina

Featured Music Friday: Semper Femina

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In her sixth studio album, British Folk singer, Laura Marling, delves into the complexities of femininity and female relationships. The album title, Semper Femina, a term borrowed from Latin, translates to “always a woman.” The phrase, popularized by a misogynistic line in Virgil’s “The Aeneid” – “A woman is an ever fickle and changeable thing,” is reclaimed and used as a tool of empowerment by Marling on the track, “Nouel.” Marling’s soft demeanor demands attention from the listener: from the the jagged baseline of the opener, “Soothing,” to the closing track’s somber refrain (“once it’s gone, it’s gone,”) Marling’s latest LP is a quiet, commanding force to be reckoned with. Featured Music Friday is brought to you by Blackfire Research.

 

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