Monday, July 23, 2012

Bat for Lashes- "Laura" - Has Natasha Khan been drinking the Lana Del Rey Kool-Aid?


















Bat for Lashes' "Laura" is a stunningly beautiful song that instantly embeds itself into your brain but I wonder if Natasha Khan has been drinking the "Lana Del Rey" Kool-Aid, (not that this is a bad thing)- as "Laura" sounds like a more polished ghostly incarnation of "Video Games".  The similarity in tone and chordal shifts made me think of Miss Lana instantly. Even some of the phrasings in the enticing melody makes "Laura" seems like "Video Games" big sister. It makes me wonder if the exquisitely beautiful "Laura" was somehow inspired by the rough around the edges "Video Games." Is it better to be the muse or the art? In the end, a million adoring Bats for Lashes fans will be too busy feeling the song instead of thinking about it... and maybe that is how it should be.
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Adler Bloom

5 comments:

  1. I believe the two songs have the same cowriter - Justin Parker, which may explain similarities.

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  2. Seriously?? I knew JP was going to be writing for Adele but did not know that he was collaborating with Natasha Khan-
    I will have to research this further- thanks Benjamin!

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  3. Yes, he's listed as the coauthor at PRS for Music. I believe there are a couple of British newspaper articles which make passing reference, too.

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  4. I am wondering if the song could be About Lana, with the same similarity and lyrical content.

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  5. I think you have got tons to brag concerning! and that i would not worry about being "overly boastful" as a result of you are tooting your own horn! i prefer to listen to the great stuff that folks do. It's far better than hearing the long list of crap and ailments they're experiencing over ... and over ... and all over again. Hearing dangerous stuff all the time is simply not smart.
    cricket-bat

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