Bat For Lashes has announced new record The Bride and shared lead single "In God's House".
The track follows "I Do" and Natasha Khan's 'save the date', which teased the album's release. As well as the LP news and song, Khan will be delivering a short story, and she's today shared the first chapter.
A press release explains the narrative of the concept-heavy album, which is inspired by Khan's short film I Do (debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival in April):
The Bride follows the story of a woman whose fiancé has been killed in a crash on the way to the church for their wedding. The Bride flees the scene to take the honeymoon trip alone, resulting in a dark meditation on love, loss, grief, and celebration. Written as the soundtrack for a feature length film in mind, The Bride is Khan’s most ambitious work to date, sonically and visually incorporating an entire world inhabited by The Bride, along with the characters and places she encounters on the way.
Khan will play a handful of special shows to preview The Bride, in various churches, chapels, and cathedrals in the UK and USA, and she asks that attendees wear "wedding/formal attire". Tickets are on sale 18 March. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the David Lynch Foundation.
The Bride is out 1 July via Parlophone. It's co-produced with Simone Felice.
Listen to "In God's House" below, check out Khan's The Bride shows after, and read chapter one of the story below
20 - Los Angeles, CA @ First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood
13 - Manchester, UK @ Manchester Cathedral
15 - Brighton, UK @ St. George’s
16 - London, UK @ Union Chapel
1 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Ann & The Holy Trinity