Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Bat For Lashes Returns With Laura


Bat For Lashes is probably my favourite clinically depressed indie-pop diva. Two Suns is still my preferred choice of listening material when I'm in a mood - so basically every day this year - and I have no hestitation ranking that album's lead single as one of the best pop songs of all time. And while her new single "Laura" doesn't quite reach the ominous heights of "Daniel", it's a hauntingly beautiful piece of music. The first taste of Natasha Khan's (her real name) third album is a grim piano ballad with typically poetic/depressing lyrics and the kind of emotion-packed vocal that rips your heart right out of your chest. I have to admit, I was hoping for more "Daniel"-esque twisted synth-pop this time around but "Laura" is pretty much perfect. There's not a lot to say about the video. It's sad, arty and stars an old tranny. That's a thumbs up from me then. If this is any indication of The Haunted Man (check out a taste of the slightly disturbing cover art above), the album going to be a down-tempo affair best-suited to late-night listening. Bring it on.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Oh Natasha it's been too long! Can't wait for the album

Steve said...

i find it so odd that u occasionally post really great music in between so much crap!