For someone who makes such ethereal music, Natasha Khan, aka Bat For Lashes, is surprisingly down to earth. I interviewed her two years ago for CMJ and she spoke articulately about her experiences not only as an artist, but as a preschool teacher. Now the British chanteuse with the haunting voice and spook-tacular arrangements is back with an even more remarkable album Two Suns . Among the best tracks, is "Daniel", which crescendos to glorious heights. With its snappy beats, atmospheric strings and yearning vocals, it's incredibly sexy AND both progressive yet accessible in a Kate Bush kind of way.
Also during my chat with her in 2007 she did mention this cool fact about one of her songs off her debut Fur And Gold:
"Prescilla" came to me in a dream by an imaginary friend. It was sung to me. I woke up and I was like oh my god that song is amazing maybe someone could tell me who it was by and then I had realized it was something I had written. I dream whole concerts. I woke up and was like ‘wow that was amazing’.
Listen to both aforementioned songs here:
Daniel - Bat For Lashes
Prescilla - Bat For Lashes