English singer-songwriter Bat For Lashes has released her new single, “Jasmine”. It’s the fourth song from her new album Lost Girls, which is due for release on September 6.
“Kids In The Dark”, the first taste of Natasha Khan’s upcoming fifth LP, arrived in June and was followed by “Feel For You” and “The Hunger”. Now the entrancing, vampire-themed “Jasmine” is available on Spotify.
Lost Girls will be the first studio release from Bat For Lashes after her critically acclaimed 2016 project The Bride. In her recent interview with The Observer, the artist revealed that the new album will be “full of romance” and pay homage to classic 1980s movies, such as, The Goonies, The Lost Boys and E.T.
“I was developing a script for a film called The Lost Girls. It was heavily influenced by 80s children’s films and vampire films, many set in Portland and California”, she said. “But as the songs progressed, I felt like I was writing the film soundtrack. Music does tend to overtake film ideas, as it comes out much more easily”.
Earlier this year, the multiple Mercury Prize nominee received her second Ivor Novello Award, this time for the soundtrack to Netflix’s Requiem, which she co-wrote with Dominik Scherrer.
Bat For Lashes’ Lost Girls will be inaugurated by a sold out stripped-back set at London’s Rough Trade East on Thursday, August 22.
Listen to “Jasmine” here: