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Bat For Lashes Announces New Album and Tour Dates, Shares “In God’s House”

The Bride Due Out July 1 via Parlophone/Warner Bros.

Mar 10, 2016 Bookmark and Share


Last month Bat For Lashes (aka Natasha Khan) shared a brand new song, "I Do," accompanied by a note reading, "Save the Date, 1st July 2016, Til death do us part." The image also included a necklace inscribed with "The Bride." As we predicted, The Bride is the name of her new album, which she has just announced for a July 1 release date via Parlophone/Warner Bros. Khan has also shared another song from the record, "In God's House," which can be found below via an official audio video that does feature footage of Khan. Plus she's announced some tour dates, which are below too. Also below is the first chapter of a story that accompanies the album, along with "I Do" again.

The Bride is a concept album driven by a narrative about a woman whose fiancé is killed in crash on the way to the church. As a press release describes, "The Bride flees the scene to take the honeymoon trip alone, resulting in a dark meditation on love, loss, grief, and celebration." Khan wrote the album as a soundtrack to a feature film she has in mind and it was also inspired by a short film, also entitled, "I Do," that she wrote and directed and is making its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York this April. Khan recorded the album in an old house in Woodstock, NY, where she built a studio and lived and recorded for two months. Simone Felice of Felice Bros co-produced the album with Khan.

Bat For Lashes is doing a series shows at churches and attendees are encouraged to wear wedding/formal attire. Some of the proceeds from the shows will benefit the David Lynch Foundation, "whose mission is to bring Transcendental Meditation to at-risk populations around the world."  

The Bride is the follow-up to 2012's The Haunted Man. Although last year Khan teamed up with producer Dan Carey and the psych-rock band TOY to form SEXWITCH, who released their self-titled debut album last September. SEXWITCH featured six covers of songs by artists from different countries, including two songs each from Iran and Morocco and one song each from Thailand and America. Khan and TOY first collaborated in 2013 for a cover of "The Bride" by Iranian musician Amir Rassaei.

 

Bat For Lashes Tour Dates:

04-20 Los Angeles, CA - First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood
05-13 Manchester, England - Manchester Cathedral
05-14 Brighton, England - St. Georges
05-16 London, England - Union Chapel
06-01 Brooklyn, NY - Saint Ann's



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