Bat For Lashes poses naked on ‘The Haunted Man’ album cover

Plus listen to 'Laura', from the singer/songwriter's forthcoming third album

Bat For Lashes – the stage name of singer/songwriter Natasha Khan – has posed nude on the cover for her forthcoming third album, ‘The Haunted Man’

Set for release on October 15 via Parlophone Records, it is the follow-up to her second album ‘Two Suns’. The newly released artwork for the album sees a totally naked Khan carrying an equally nude young man on her back.

Scroll down to listen to ‘Laura’, which is the first track to be taken from the record. The singer has spent the last 18 months working on the album and recently announced a full UK tour for October. She will play a total of 12 shows across the UK in late October and early November.

She made her live comeback at Cambridge Junction last month and is booked to play Bestival as well as gigs in Germany, Holland, Poland, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, Portugal, Slovakia, Luxembourg, Spain and Ireland over the summer.

For the exclusive comeback interview with Bat For Lashes check the new issue of NME, which is on UK newsstands tomorrow (July 25) or available digitally