Bat for Lashes is the work of British singer/ songwriter, multi- instrumentalist and visual artist Natasha Khan. Born in 1979, yet combining influences that span decades, Natasha’s work dwells in the elemental, emerging in timeless forms.
A new Bat for Lashes album ‘Two Suns’ was released on the 6th of April 2009.
‘Two Suns’ was written and recorded around the world, from Big Sur and the Joshua Tree desert in California to the rolling Welsh countryside and the city sprawls of New York and London.
It includes appearances by Brooklyn’s finest psychedelic experimentalists Yeasayer, who provide bass and beat programming. The legendary Scott Walker also performs a duet with Natasha for the album closer ‘The Big Sleep’.
As with Fur And Gold, Natasha chose to co-produce Two Suns with David Kosten (AKA Faultline). In between her travels Natasha lives by the sea in England.
So far she has had a habit of recording great ‘name songs’: “Sarah”, “Prescilla” and of course the ineffable “Daniel”. Well now added to that list we have “Laura”.
The day the video came out was a great day for all of the Bat For Lashes fans out there. The beautiful artwork for the forthcoming album The Haunted Man, was revealed;and a new song “Laura” was shared, of which I have posted the video for here. The Haunted Man will be released on October 15 in the UK via Parlophone and EMI, and October 23 in the US via Capitol.
Watch the videoclip for Laura’s song , the long awaited single and video from Bat for Lashes is simply stunning. A captivating haunting story telling that is sad yet so utterly beautiful…
And listen to it here:
‘The Haunted Man’ can be pre ordered now here.
” Keep your arms around me and softly say can we dance upon the tables again ? ” Bat for Lashes – Laura