English singer songwriter, Natasha Khan, aka Bat For Lashes, has released her new single, ‘Laura‘. Taken from her upcoming album, ‘The Haunted Man‘, ‘Laura’ is a very minimal, yet striking song, with beautiful chord progressions and haunting vocals. Having taken her inspiration from artists such as ‘The Carpenters‘ and ‘Neil Diamond‘, Natasha set about creating this 70’s style piano ballad.
‘Laura’ had it’s debut on Zane Lowe on BBCR1, where she confirmed the upcoming album will be more direct and ‘dancy’, as it features a lot of beat programming and drum machines, making it quite electronic.
“There’s more of a consistent balance between the lighter and darker songs.”
Such a striking song, also deserves a striking album cover, and that’s exactly what we get. US photographer, Ryan McGinley, famous for his nude portraits, created the provocative album art.
‘Laura’ is available to download now from iTunes, and the album ‘The Haunted Mam’, will be released October 15th. You can catch ‘Bat for Lashes’ at Electric Picnic in Ireland, Bestival in Isle of Wight and on her upcoming Autumn Headline Tour.