Bat For Lashes recently released “Laura”, first track off her forthcoming album The Haunted Man. When Pitchfork writer Laura Snapes, tweeted about her review, she mentioned that it received Best New Track, but “not just because it has my name as the title.”
As another music lover named Laura, I want to assure all of you that I am also not posting this because the song title shares my name.
At least, that’s not the only reason I’m posting it.
I’m also posting it because it’s an absolutely gorgeous song. But it doesn’t hurt that the chorus features Bat For Lashes’s Natasha Khan singing “Oh Laura / you’re more than a superstar.”
A closer look at the lyrics, though, indicates that Laura is a more tragic figure than that line might indicate. Take a listen to the whole song below, via Soundcloud:
Lyric to Consider: “When you smile is so wide / And your heels are so high / You can’t cry / Put your glad rags on / And let’s sing along / To that lonely song “