Who doesn’t love a little heartbreak?
Bat for Lashes’ latest album tells the story of a bride whose fiancé is killed en route to the chapel. So it’s obviously a little theatrical and dramatic.
There’s also some Patrick Swayze-esque ghost romance here too. But most of all, it’s dreamy and Bat for Lashes’ best yet. Sonically, the album is her most restrained.
A constant, heartbeat-like beat pulses throughout the entire record. It’s also very heavily inspired by the Lynchian, think Twin Peaks, with tons of reverb that washes over you like a wave.
While there aren’t any upbeat tracks like her previous albums, The Bride creates a melancholy mood unlike any other record I’ve heard this year.
It’s the type of album you can dive into. Spoiler alert, there’s even a happy ending.
This article was originally published in Fashion Journal 159. You can read it here.