The music world has been flooded with a series of understandable yet disappointing postponements and cancellations in recent weeks.

Gigs that we've had marked on our calendars for months are gone, albums that we've been looking forward to forever, pushed back.

However, one musician who understands the importance of new music right now is Laura Marling.

The English folk musician announced that she will release her new album 'Song for Our Daughter' ahead of schedule this Friday. It was originally due for release in summer and is the follow-up to 2017's 'Semper Femina'.

"In light of the change to all our circumstances, I saw no reason to hold back on something that, at the very least, might entertain, and at its best, provide some sense of union," she wrote on her website. ". It’s strange to watch the facade of our daily lives dissolve away, leaving only the essentials; those we love and our worry for them. An album, stripped of everything that modernity and ownership does to it, is essentially a piece of me, and I’d like for you to have it. I’d like for you, perhaps, to hear a strange story about the fragmentary, nonsensical experience of trauma and an enduring quest to understand what it is to be a woman in this society."

She added that, as the title suggests, was inspired by her own daughter, describing it as a "strange whisper; a little distorted, a little out of sequence, such is life. I want you to have it."

She also made a new song, 'Held Down', available and you can hear it below.