True Love Songs: 10 Songs Inspired By Real Romances In The Bands Who Recorded Them

by (@megsokay)

The Band: Noah And The Whale
The Song: “5 Years Time”
The Romance: Before she was a solo artist and the darling of the nu folk movement, singer-songwriter Laura Marling was in her boyfriend Charlie Fink‘s band, Noah and the Whale. She sung back up on the band’s breakthrough hit, “5 Years Time,” which details two young lovers tentatively hoping that they’ll stay together…but in a breezy, happy, naive way. Marling then left both the band and Fink to pursue her solo career (and to pursue briefly being Marcus Mumford of Mumford and Sons‘s main squeeze). Fink was heartbroken and focused most of his next album on Marling, but this song shows a wistful look at what was–and what might have been.

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