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Bat For Lashes signs to Mercury KX and announces her sixth studio album, The Dream Of Delphi

22 February 2024, 12:00 | Written by Tyler Damara Kelly

London-based musician and multi-disciplinary artist Natasha Khan – AKA Bat For Lashes – has announced her sixth studio album, The Dream Of Delphi.

Named after her daughter Delphi, born in California in the locked-down summer of 2020, The Dream of Delphi, finds Khan reflecting on early motherhood in her most personal album to date.

Speaking on the track, Natasha Khan sayss: “This is the manifesto of the album. It’s like a spell being cast. It’s the conjuring, the manifestation, the drawing-down of Delphi from the ether. This is me calling on her soul. It's about going up into the stars and down into the underworld simultaneously, how celestials and deep guttural sounds can come together, how that reflects the journey I went on. It’s about what happens when you’re stretched physically, mentally, even vaginally! I think it's just humbled me, too, becoming a mother. It’s made me feel more vulnerable than I've ever felt before. But I feel more human, more embodied. I can't escape life by making beautiful things as much as I did. But there's sort of a beauty to my mortality now.”

“Motherhood I thought would take me away from my art, but it opened up this massive world,” continues Natasha Khan, six albums into a career of vivid creative shifts. In The Dream of Delphi, we meet the Motherwitch: the name Khan gives to the armour she puts on when she is exploring the depths and peaks of herself in her new capacity as a parent and protector. “I’ve turned the mother in me into this more potent, heightened archetype of the aspects of myself that are a mother. [The Motherwitch] helps me be able to take something so vulnerable and personal out into the world – I felt I couldn't just do it as Natasha, because it’s so, so deep.”

Bat For Lashes has announced her first run of headline UK shows in five years including a landmark date at The Barbican on 24 June.


  1. The Dream Of Delphi
  2. Christmas Day
  3. Letter To My Daughter
  4. At Your Feet
  5. The Midwives Have Left
  6. Home
  7. Breaking Up
  8. Delphi Dancing
  9. Her First Morning
  10. Waking Up
  11. The Dream of Delphi (Bonus Extended Strings Version)

The Dream of Delphi is set for release on 31 May via Mercury KX.

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