Bat For Lashes has released ‘Jasmine’, an entrancing track from her new album, ‘Lost Girls’.
On the hypnotic song, Natasha Khan moves between husky, spoken word-style delivery in the verses and a melodic, falsetto-heavy chorus. The song’s titular character Jasmine cuts an irresistible figure: “Don’t be seduced by those baby blues / That secret smile when it’s catching you / Because little girl cuts your heart in two / Sucks the juice till she turns you loose,” Khan sings. Hear the song below:
The vampiric description of Jasmine makes sense considering how Khan began working on ‘Lost Girls’. In a recent interview, she explained that the record emerged as she developed a film script “heavily influenced by ’80s children’s films and vampire films, many set in Portland and California”.
The 10-track album, according to an earlier statement, is “full of romance,” and pays “homage to Los Angeles where the album was recorded, to being a kid in the ’80s, to films that touched and changed her life.”
Bat For Lashes will be launching ‘Lost Girls’ with a stripped-back set at London’s Rough Trade East this Thursday (August 22) . Though that performance is sold out, she will also DJ an afterparty at the Ace Hotel that same night. Find info and tickets here.