Music Review: Bat for Lashes’ “Laura”

TRACK 5

“Laura”

From Bat for Lashes’ The Haunted Man

CAPITOL

Liner notes: “You’re the train that crashed my heart/You’re the glitter in the dark,” cries Natasha Khan, a.k.a. Bat for Lashes, on this mournful piano ballad, as cello and French horn amplify the melancholy.

Behind the music: Born to a Pakistani father and British mother, Khan received mainstream exposure last year via the soundtrack of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. The Haunted Man, her third album, features cameos by Beck and Justin Parker.

Check it out if you like: Cosmic spirits like Kate Bush, Bjork, and Joanna Newsom.

This review originally appeared in our November/December issue of Mother Jones.

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