Natasha Khan (aka Bat For Lashes) is a woman of many talents. Since her 2006 debut, the British songstress has shown her prowess with swooning vocals, bangs and, most recently, using men as clothing. While all these feats are impressive, Khan’s biggest talent lies in creating heartbreaking ballads. Yesterday she premiered “Laura,” the first single from Bat For Lashes’ third studio album, The Haunted Man. The track is a beautiful ode to a friend in the midst of an existential crisis. The accompanying video is even more evocative, pairing a wide-eyed Khan with an aging drag queen. It is rare that a video both literally and successfully illustrates its track, but Khan seems to have mastered that skill as well. Is there anything she can’t do? The Haunted Man (Parlophone/EMI) drops October 15 in the UK and October 23 in the U.S.
STREAM: Bat For Lashes – “Laura”