Natasha Kahn aka Bat For Lashes is back with “Laura” the first taste of the hotly anticipated The Haunted Man the follow up to 2009′s Mercury Music Prize nominated Two Suns.
The track is a chilling minimal piano lead affair that has the dynamic and dramatic sweeps of both a folk diity and the kind of epicly understated ballad fit for Carnegie Hall. “Laura” veers between moments of incredible intensity and campy almost vaudeville phrasing.
The track is the first cut from The Haunted Man, Bat For Lashes third album, whose striking artwork was revealed last night. Kahn stands naked on the cover holding her haunted/hunted Man over her shoulders. The album is set for release on the October 15th.