Saturday, 28 July 2012

New Music: Bat For Lashes- Laura + video

English songstress Bat for Lashes (Natasha Khan) is back with a new song and new album. The first single is called Laura and is a slow piano ballad with poignant lyrics addressed to a friend. The song seems to be written about Natasha consoling her friend for being lonely after living an empty lifestyle. This song continues Bat for Lashes string of naming singles after people. The others being Prescilla off of her debut album Fur and Gold and Daniel off of the follow up album Two Suns. She seems to have a habit of writing songs that are very personal and dear to her heart.

The new album is called The Haunted Man and will be released on October 23rd in North America. Some people have made a fuss about the album artwork and have labeled it NSFW because Natasha appears on the cover semi-nude. Natasha has never shied away from doing somewhat risque photo shoots as illustrated in this Fader Magazine feature from 2009.

Risque photo shoots aside, I swear that this girl has the most beautiful big brown eyes I have ever seen and this is more than accentuated in the first few seconds of the video for Laura. I could probably fall in love with this girl in a heartbeat. The video features an actor who just might be badass movie actor Terence Stamp reprising his role as Bernadette from the movie The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.


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