Bat for Lashes' Natasha Khan debuted Sexwitch, her brand-new project with English psych-rockers TOY and producer Dan Carey.
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Bat for Lashes has been posting a game of Hangman, and it appears to be foreshadowing what may be a forthcoming announcement from the dream-pop singer.
English songstress Bat for Lashes just released a new track called 'Skin Song,' which you can listen to below via Soundcloud.
Natasha Khan has been recording and releasing music as Bat for Lashes for a handful of years, and now she's moving into filmmaking.
Natasha Khan dons a blonde wig and the look of a bona fide femme fatale in the video for 'A Wall,' the latest single off Bat for Lashes' 'The Haunted Man.' Khan looks seriously seductive as a blonde -- and equally cute with her trademark brunette bob when she loses the wig halfway through the clip -- but do we really need to spend the better part of four minutes watching her basically make out with actor Harry Treadaway ('Control,' 'Fish Tank'), who makes a cameo?
Natasha Khan, aka Bat for Lashes, boasts plenty of indie cred. She counts Radiohead, Yeasayer and Beck among her famous fans and collaborators. The London native lived in the hipster hotspot of Brooklyn for a while. Two of her albums have been nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize. And she managed to make Kings of Leon sound slightly less annoying with her awesome cover of ‘Use Somebody.’
Bat for Lashes recently recorded a cover of R&B superstar Rihanna's chart-topping, multi-platinum hit 'We Found Love' during an appearance on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge sessions -- and to be honest, the downtrodden and moody version turned in by Natasha Khan seems to make more sense than Rihanna's take, when you listen closely to the lyrics.
A new Soundcloud sampler featuring six songs from Bat for Lashes' forthcoming 'The Haunted Man' album has been posted online. The player features three tunes ('Laura,' 'Marilyn' and 'All Your Gold') that have previously surfaced online, plus three cuts ('A Wall,' 'Oh Yeah' and 'Winter Fields') that are making their online debuts. Check them out below.
'Laura' was an odd choice as the first single from Bat for Lashes forthcoming 'The Haunted Man' album. It's a gorgeous song, no doubt about it, but it's also very minimalist, with Natasha Khan and her outstanding voice accompanied by nothing more than a piano and some background strings flourishes. For a musician known for putting together mesmerizing accompanying instrumentation, it was a bit underwhelming.