Bat For Lashes has revealed the full clip for new single “In God’s House,” where we finally get a glimpse of The Bride and the beginnings of her story. PRESS HERE to watch the video which premiered via VICE i-D. Shot in the Californian desert at sunset, we find The Bride grieving at the grave of her lost fiancé, in a desperately sad and moving scene. The film was conceived by Natasha Khan and co-directed by John De Menil.
Last week Bat For Lashes announced the release of her latest album, The Bride, via Parlophone/Warner Bros. Records and it will be out on July 1, 2016. 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. 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. The lush and striking artwork was conceived as a visual partnership between Natasha and Neil Krug (Lana Del Rey, Foals, First Aid Kit) The Bride’s universe being the product of two years of collaboration and experimentation.
The Bride was created and produced by Natasha Khan alongside a host of long-time collaborators and friends including Simone Felice, Dan Carey, Head and Ben Christophers. During its conception, Khan wrote and directed a short film entitled I Do, making its debut at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival in NYC in April, the themes of which point to the new album. The Bride was created over the course of 18 months across London, Los Angeles, and Brighton. Finally last Autumn, Natasha headed to the mountains of Woodstock, NY, where she built a studio into the ground floor of a big old house and lived there for two months, finishing the record with co-producer Simone Felice (Lumineers, Felice Bros). The album was mixed by Head in London and mastered at Metropolis Studios.
Bat For Lashes will be playing select, special shows for The Bride in between festival appearances at Coachella and Governor’s Ball. These intimate shows, set in churches throughout North America and England, will be the exclusive, first opportunity to hear The Bride performed in full before it’s released. As such, The Bride invites all attendees of these special church shows to wear wedding/formal attire for the occasion. A portion of proceeds from these shows will benefit the David Lynch Foundation, whose mission is to bring Transcendental Meditation to at-risk populations around the world.
The Bride Shows:
4/15 Indio, CA @ Coachella
4/20 Los Angeles, CA @ Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church