Bat for Lashes Shares Video for New Single ‘Letter to My Daughter’

    Bat for Lashes has released a new single, ‘Letter to My Daughter’, alongside a music video. It’s the second preview of Natasha Khan’s upcoming album The Dream of Delphi, following the previously unveiled title track. Check out the Freddie Leyden-directed clip below.

    Discussing the song, Khan said in a statement: “This title is pretty self-explanatory. If I was on my deathbed, it’s what I’d say to Delphi to give her some sense of being at home in the world, the galaxy, the universe we live in. Before Delphi was born I started writing her a book of letters, inspired by Maya Angelou’s book of the same name, Letter To My Daughter. It documents a very strange but magical year, full of special memories and historic worldly moments. This ride of life is always continuing and we’re all just energy moving from one form into another, always. She’s also just part of an echo, ancestral line or spiral in the cosmos, like the spiral that I saw in her soft hair when she was a baby. She is part of something much greater than any of us individually; she comes from the past and she comes from the future.”

    Khan became pregnant a few months after the release of her last album, 2019’s Lost Girls. “I was writing letters to Delphi from the time she was the size of a tomato seed,” she added. “About everything that was happening in the world, like the riots after George Floyd’s murder and the Black Lives Matter movement, about the pandemic and COVID, about the world that she was going to be born into.”

    The Dream of Delphi arrives May 31 via Mercury KX.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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