Bat For Lashes has released the lead single and music video from her forthcoming third studio album, The Haunted Man, as well as its Ryan McGinley-shot cover sleeve in which, as you can see, singer Natasha Khan appears wearing nothing but a naked man.
The LP is Khan’s first since 2009’s acclaimed Two Suns and our first sampling of it is the single “Laura,” a devastating-yet-somehow-invigorating piano ballad that is going straight to the top of our feel-bad summer playlist. The video co-stars New York-based drag performer Lavinia Co-op and is very gay interest.
Watch the video for “Laura” below and check out a list of Bat For Lashes’ fall tour dates after the jump!
The Haunted Man is due out October 23 via Capitol Records.
Bat For Lashes 2012 tour dates:
Sept. 2 – Stradbally, Ireland @ Electric Picnic
Sept. 9 – Isle of Wight, England @ Bestival
Oct. 18 – Inverness, Scotland @ Ironworks
Oct. 19 – Edinburgh, Scotland @ Picture House
Oct. 21 – Glasgow, Scotland @ O2 ABC
Oct. 22 – Manchester, England @ Cathedral
Oct. 25 – Leeds, England @ Metropolitan University
Oct. 26 – Norwich, England @ University of East Anglia
Oct. 28 – Leicester, England @ O2 Academy
Oct. 29 – London, England @ Forum
Nov. 1 – Birmingham, England @ HMV Institute
Nov. 2 – Bristol, England @ Anson Rooms
Nov. 3 – Portsmouth, England @ Pyramids
Nov. 4 – Brighton, England @ Dome Concert Hall
Nov. 15 – Berlin, Germany @ Huxleys
Nov. 18 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Rotefabrik
Nov. 19 – Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz
Nov. 20 – Lausanne, Switzerland @ Les Docks
Nov. 22 – Barcelona, Spain @ Apolo
Nov. 23 – Madrid, Spain @ Teatro Kapital
Nov 25 – Paris, France @ Le Trianon
Nov 26 – Lille, France @ Le Spendid
Nov. 27 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
Nov. 29 – Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique