New Bat For Lashes (Feat. Scott Walker) – “The Big Sleep”

By brandon / February 23, 2009

Bat For Lashes’ excellent new album Two Suns has plenty gorgeous stuff on it. For instance, we showed you an earlier live incarnation of “Moon And Moon.” If I had to choose favorites, though, I’d point to those Chippendale drums and general windblown feel of opener “Glass,” the chilly, running-in-the-dark dance-floor love song “Daniel,” and Natasha Khan’s ghostly, spare “it’s curtains down time” duet with Scott Walker, “The Big Sleep.” Fittingly, the latter’s the closer … because (a) it’s about saying goodbye and voices fading and (b) it would be difficult following up a guest spot, however brief, from a vocal genius. Well, if you wanted to have yourself a great, dark listening experience, you could follow it with Fever Ray, but first this:

“Daniel”:

You can hear “Sleep Alone” and should listen to “Glass” and “Daniel” again at her MySpace. And, if you haven’t gotten around to it yet, explore Scott Walker’s back catalog, starting with Tilt and The Drift.

Two Suns is out 4/6 via Astralwerks.

UPDATE: Check out the awesome “Daniel” single cover. Wax on…