Of all the artists that came forward from the British ‘New Folk’ scene a few years ago Laura Marling is arguably the most enduring. With six albums now under her belt, the latest Semper Fermina, released earlier this year, is undoubtedly my favourite since her first two.
To finish off the year Laura delivers a cover of A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall by Bob Dylan which Laura tackles with some gusto, building to a rather stirring finish. This will probably upset the Dylan obsessives amongst you, but I prefer Laura’s version to his, but then maybe that’s just because I’ve always struggled with Dylan’s whine.
The song featured in the BBC show Peaky Blinders.
Laura Marling - A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall