With her smokey vocals and otherworldly lyrics, Laura Marling is one of my favourite artists- so I was delighted to hear that her new project is a podcast!
The series entitled Reversal Of The Muse started as a result of Laura’s conversations with friends about female creativity. In her own words,- ‘It occurred to me that in ten years of making records I had only come across two female engineers working in studios… I began to ask myself what difference it might have made had I had more women around, if any. I wanted to know why progress has been so slow in this area and what effect it would have on music.’
It is certainly true that the production side of the industry is still dominated by men- but in the era of DIY music projects, more and more singer- songwriters and artists will need some production skills in order to progress.
In her first podcast, Laura speaks to Vanessa Parr, an engineer who has worked with the likes of Elton John, John Mayer and Melody Bardot, followed by her second podcast with the incredible (female fronted) band HAIM.
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