Review: Daniel (Bat For Lashes)

Photo courtesy of Flickr and DG Jones

Photo courtesy of Flickr and DG Jones

Boy, have we missed Bat for Lashes. It’s been nearly three years since her brilliantly bizarre and beautiful debut album Fur and Gold arrived to fill a Kate Bush shaped hole in our lives; three years in which the dull self-destruction of Amy Winehouse and tabloid tomfoolery of Lily Allen have made us yearn for her special mix of lush melody and fantastical lyrics about mystic horses and trophies.

Thankfully, the wait is over with ‘Daniel’, the lead single from her new album Two Suns, which sees the real-life Natasha Khan conjure a genuinely fantastic pop song without compromising the original eccentricity which initially made her so enrapturing.  “I dream of home”, she breathily sings over maddeningly catchy and ethereal synthesisers and booming steel drums, before the whole thing culminates in a fantastic sing-along chorus which is guaranteed to rattle around your brain for days. It’s been a long three years.

~ by benjaminhewitt on March 23, 2009.

2 Responses to “Review: Daniel (Bat For Lashes)”

  1. Pleased to see another Bat for Lashes fan – there’s some beautiful live stuff on Spotify as well which I hadn’t heard before. Although on the ‘similar artists’ tab, it does compare her to Kylie Minogue…

    • I didn’t know you were a fellow fan Shona! But yes, I love that girl, even if Spotify is making erroneous comparisons.
      I’m going to hopefully go and see her play in London soon, let me know if you want to come with so we can revel in her brilliance together

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