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Laura Marling Sides w/ Emeli Sande, Inspires a Short Film, and More!


Laura Marling performing at HMV's Hammersmith Apollo (WENN.com)

Laura Marling has attacked TV talent shows such as The X Factor and The Voice, arguing that they are "an awful part of society," just days after Emeli Sande aired the same views.

The Brit award winner claims that the singing contests teach the wrong values when it comes to teaching what it is to be a musician.

The 23-year-old told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: “They are just horrible. It's an awful part of our society.

“It's teaching the wrong thing, I think, teaching that you want fame.”

The 'Ghosts' singers argument comes after Emeli Sande urged aspiring musicians not to enter The X Factor.

The Scottish singer is quoted by the Daily Star as saying: “I find it quite depressing. I find it sad that four people are judging these people and really knocking their confidence.”

However, George Shelly from  X Factor boyband Union J spoke to EntertainmentWise yesterday saying that entering The X Factor was “one of the best decision that I've made personally in my life.”

Bandmate Josh added: “People who make these remarks very often don't understand what these people on X Factor have done before the show, they just think that we've just turned up.”

Laura Marling recently confirmed plans to release her fourth album 'Once I Was An Eagle' in the UK on May 27.

Source: http://www.entertainmentwise.com/news/112712/Its-An-Awful-Part-Of-Our-Society-Laura-Marling-Sides-With-Emeli-Sande-And-Blasts-X-Factor 

Laura Marling has had an eventful past two months in anticipation of her upcoming fourth record: First came the March announcement with a promising new teaser track, then word of a Shakespeare soundtrack project on the way, another excellent single, this week’s short film, and finally an appearance on Later… with Jools Holland the other night. This wasn’t her first time on the long-running BBC series, as Marling has been making appearances on the program for the past half-decade. Now a regular on the show, it comes with no surprise she brought all of the confident, understated charm we’ve come to expect. What’s more the song of choice, “Once,” has been a favorite around here since she first unveiled it for BBC 6 Music’s 10th anniversary last August. Watch Marling take the Jools Holland stage for the latest stunning solo rendition above.

Source: http://www.twentyfourbit.com/news/1242/video-laura-marling-plays-jools-holland/

Laura Marling has already shared two tracks off her forthcoming album Once I Was An Eagle: the melancholic “Where Can I Go?” and the fiery “Master Hunter”. Now, through a new short film titled “When Brave Bird Saved”, the UK singer-songwriter previews four more: “Take The Night Off”, “I Was An Eagle”, “You Know”, and “Breathe”.

Directors Fred & Nick had this to say of the nearly 19-minute piece:

“When Brave Bird Saved” is an introduction to a visual journey directly inspired, informed, and narrated by the first four tracks of Once I Was An Eagle. Having collaborated with Laura over the last four years, the ambition and scope of this film marks an exciting new direction for us — and we were given total freedom to focus strongly on the distinct journey of the four tracks.”


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