Having laid some tantalising video clues for what to expect from her forthcoming album Lost Girls including a self-directed video for “Kids In The Dark” today Bat For Lashes aka Natasha Khan drops a second taster with “Feel For You”
“Kids in the Dark” set the scene, a gauzy power ballad that stretches out like a shadow in the evening sun. “Feel For You” reveals a whole other side to ‘Lost Girls’ revelling in the delights of pure, 80s hued pop, with scratches of funk guitar, strutting drum patterns, and a timeless sing-along chorus, having introduced us to her gang of nocturnal Lost Girls Khan now takes us on supernatural night-riding adventure with this as our protagonists theme song.
Spanning 10 tracks, Lost Girls sees Khan dreaming up her own fully formed parallel universe, creating an off-kilter coming of age film in which gangs of marauding female bikers roam our streets and teenagers make out on car hoods.
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The women of Lost Girls are parallel to one of Khan’s previous female protagonists, the street tough, darkness-driven Pearl, from her 2009 lauded album Two Suns. Within the women of Lost Girls and the character Nikki Pink, Khan unfolds elements of herself; within these songs, we do the same.
Lost Girls is an album full of romance, a homage to Los Angeles, to being a kid in the 80’s, to films that touched and changed her life. Much more will be unveiled in the coming weeks…
Photo credit: Logan White
Listen to ‘Feel For You’ here: