Alas, I Cannot Swim is the debut album of singer-songwriter Laura Marling. Fresh faced and still in her teens, Marling originally joined the initial line up for the band Noah and the Whale, but left when her relationship with Charlie Fink dissolved.

 

 

The album is a journey through death, dark dreams and relationships. Wise beyond her years, Laura Marling has shown promise since her Myspace days and her debut album was just the beginning.