Bat For Lashes aka: Natasha Khan, will release her new album Lost Girls, on September 6th, 2019 via AWAL Recordings. Ahead of the LP’s release, Bat For Lashes has shared the first single “Kids In The Dark.”
“Kids in the Dark” sets the scene, with its opulent haze of 80’s synths and stuttering disco beats, but nothing in this topsy-turvy world is quite as it seems. “Jasmine” leaves eerie clues – “a body bag/ on eucalyptus hill, and the Hollywood forever and the endless sleeping pills”, while even at its most outwardly pop. In the pristine “The Hunger” or the swooning “So Good”, there is an underlying menace and heightened sensuality, with Khan singing about “an addiction that I cannot fight…a drug that never numbs this pain”. Then there’s the soaring “Desert Man”, which lays bare the push and pull of burgeoning romance, with Khan resolutely declaring “love is a nowhere land”.
Previous album The Bride, was melancholy and mournful, a tone poem of loss and regret, Lost Girls is described as her mischievous younger sister, widescreen in scope and bursting with Technicolour intensity. It’s an album for driving in the dark; holding hands at sunset; jumping off bridges with vampires; riding your bike across the moon.
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Kids In The Dark
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