All My Rage

Album: A Creature I Don't Know (2011)


  • Marling describes this concluding track from her third album, A Creature I Don't Know as, "a bit of fun… about taking it all on the chin."
  • This finds Marling singing about leaving all her "rage to the sea and the sun." The Guardian asked her if the song as cathartic as it sounds. She replied: "It was the last song we recorded and it had been a quite intense process because we did the whole album in 10 days. Originally, that song was meant to be a bit of a joke, but by the end it had become quite relevant."
  • Marling was inspired to write this after being given an Appalachian dulcimer. She told Daniel Rachel (The Art of Noise: Conversations with Great Songwriters): "It's got four strings: two high drones and one string that you can play melody on. Again, it was meant to be light-hearted. We recorded that album in sequence and I was still umming and ahhing about recording it for the end of the album because it didn't really fit with the rest of it. It ended up being a bit of fun. We all went to the pub and got a bit trolleyed and then came back and recorded it."


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Van Dyke Parks

Van Dyke ParksSongwriter Interviews

U2, Carly Simon, Joanna Newsom, Brian Wilson and Fiona Apple have all gone to Van Dyke Parks to make their songs exceptional.

Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum

Dave Pirner of Soul AsylumSongwriter Interviews

Dave explains how the video appropriated the meaning of "Runaway Train," and what he thought of getting parodied by Weird Al.

Songs in Famous Movie Scenes: '80s Edition

Songs in Famous Movie Scenes: '80s EditionMusic Quiz

You know the scenes - Tom Cruise in his own pants-off dance off, Molly Ringwald celebrating her birthday - but do you remember what song is playing?

Ed Roland of Collective Soul

Ed Roland of Collective SoulSongwriter Interviews

The stories behind "Shine," "December," "The World I Know" and other Collective Soul hits.

Dan Reed

Dan ReedSongwriter Interviews

Dan cracked the Top 40 with "Ritual," then went to India and spent 2 hours with the Dalai Lama.

Victoria Williams

Victoria WilliamsSongwriter Interviews

Despite appearances on Carson, Leno and a Pennebaker film, Williams remains a hidden treasure.