This is the title track of Laura Marling's fifth album. The record was recorded in London with frequent collaborators Matt Ingram and Dan Cox and was inspired by the singer-songwriter's attempts to find a sense of stability, after permanently relocating to Los Angeles in 2013. Marling explained, "I realized that I hadn't been in a place for longer than two or three weeks since I was 16. I thought, 'I wonder what will happen if I try and root myself somewhere [and] look back over the past eight years.'"
The animated video was created by the design company Art & Graft. It got a lot of attention when it was chosen as a Vimeo staff pick.
Laura Marling explained the song and album title to Uncut: " I had an old mentor, an American chap, who kept saying to me, 'It's a short movie, man,' which I thought was quite funny."
The Short Movie album is a soulful travelogue documenting Laura Marling's experiences in America. "It has quite a lot to do with the enormity of the country that are found myself in," she offered to Q magazine, "and the sort of observations therein."
The song "Sadeness" by Enigma (the one with the chanting monks), got its name from the French novelist Marquis de Sade, who believed sex had to be painful in order to be pleasurable - thus the word "sadism."
His keyboard work helped define the Muscle Shoals sound and make him an integral part of many Neil Young recordings. Spooner is also an accomplished songwriter, whose hits include "I'm Your Puppet" and "Cry Like A Baby."