Singer-Songwriter Laura Marling on Her 'Anarchy in the U.K.' Moment and 'Breaking the Shell' of Her Former Life

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Laura Marling photographed in 2014.

"You can't be found if you're not on all alone," Laura Marling murmurs within swallowing distance of the microphone on "Easy," a finger-picked trip down memory lane on her fifth studio LP, Short Movie. This thought -- the perspicacious U.K. singer-songwriter hesitates to call it a revelation -- came to Marling upon revisiting her Brit Award-winning and Mercury Prize-nominated discography, which she's been building since she was 18. Increasingly alienated in her new home of Los Angeles, Marling realized she had to feel this way in order to find herself as a musician.