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Bat For Lashes' new SEXWITCH project shares "Ha Howa Ha Howa"

18 September 2015, 13:55 | Written by Laurence Day

SEXWITCH, the star-studded collab between Bat For Lashes, TOY, and Dan Carey, have shared their latest track, "Ha Howa Ha Howa".

Speaking to Pitchfork ahead of the project's big reveal, Natasha Khan (Bat For Lashes), explained the tune:

"'Ha Howa Ha Howa', the 'he addicted me' song—the girl that originally sang that [Cheikha Hanna Ouakki] was really young, 15, 16. She traveled around these mountain villages and became this vagabond singer. She’s the one that sounded so street, so contemporary. I loved her spirit, I felt her freedom in the way she was singing it. So it’s really nice to shine a light on that time in those countries where there was liberation. They feel the same things we do, it’s just blanketed in our impression of oppressive regimes. I think deep down, we’re all from the same place. People now can enjoy this kind of music next to contemporary psychedelic music. I think it’s really important to feel free, and to be free to express everyone’s humanity, the things that link us, that we’re all just falling in love with people or running away."

SEXWITCH is out 25 September.

You can discover what SEXWITCH is all about here and/or here.

Bat For Lashes released her most recent record The Haunted Man in 2012. She worked with The Durutti Column's John Metcalfe on his latest solo record earlier this year.

Have a listen to the latest track, "Ha Howa Ha Howa", below.

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