[Photo by Eleanor Hardwick]
Preparing for the release of her alter-ego opus Two Suns this coming April, Natasha Khan, aka Bat for Lashes, might be taking things a bit too Beyonce / Sasha Fierce. Good thing she has some other voices to lend besides her own and her other one.
As announced earlier, Khan's "destructive, self-absorbed, blonde, femme fatale" alter ego -- Pearl -- will do battle all over Bat for Lashes' new album, which is due out on April 6 via Astralwerks. The press release goes on to read, Pearl is a direct foil to Khan's more mystical, desert-born spiritual self, with Khan confronting the end of the illusory world and prepare for wherever the world will take her next.
Khan travelled to New York, the Joshua Tree Desert in California and London to write and record Two Suns, which was produced by David Kosten. The track "The Big Sleep" seeing her sing a duet with Scott Walker and she also collaborated with Yeasayer on the title track, with them providing bass and beat programming.
The release of Two Suns will coincide with a UK tour, kicking off with a gig at the Manchester Ritz the day after the record's release.
Two Suns track listing
02. Sleep Alone
03. Moon and Moon
05. Peace of Mind
06. Siren Song
07. Pearl's Dream
08. Good Love
09. Two Planets
10. Traveling Woman
11. The Big Sleep
Bat for Lashes tour dates
04.07.09 - Manchester, England (Ritz)
04.08.09 -Glasgow, Scotland (Queen Margaret Union)
04.09.09 -Newcastle, England (Northumbria University)
04.11.09 -Leeds, England (Metropolitan University)
04.12.09 -Birmingham, England (Town Hall)
04.13.09 -Oxford, England (Regal)
04.15.09 -Bristol, England (Anson Rooms)
04.16.09 -Brighton, England (Corn Exchange)
04.17.09 -London, England (Shepherds Bush Empire)