The Brit Award-winning 23-year-old songstress, who has swapped Hampshire for Los Angeles, recently told the Observer: "As I've gotten older, more comfortable with myself, I've become more comfortable channeling honesty into songwriting."
Here's what the critics have to say about the follow up to 'A Creature I Don't Know':
The Telegraph's Neil McCormick writes: "Once I Was An Eagle touches places other records don’t even get close to... I can’t quite pin down this album and that is one of the most appealing things about it. Her songs are liquid and amorphous, prone to shape-shifting, rarely offering up an obvious verse and chorus symmetry, or easy interpretation."
"Hyperbole doesn't quite do Laura Marling justice. She is, record by record, cementing and reaffirming her place as the greatest female singer-songwriter of a generation," oozed HuffPost blogger Raj Bains.
Music Feeds' Sarah Bella says: "Once I Was An Eagle is a long record, but Marling is becoming a master storyteller and you want her to grab your hand and lead you through each and every one of these 16 tracks. A mature release from an artist already wise beyond her years, this is one of the strongest voices of the nu folk movement and it’s just as captivating, if not more so, than the Mumfords and Monsters."
And The Guardian described the record as "emotionally raw, open-hearted music", adding that "the whole album is run through with a sense of revelation, as if Marling is digging deep within herself to explore the truths and complexities of falling in love".
Listen to Laura Marling's new single Master Hunter below...