Bat For Lashes Announces New Album ‘The Dream Of Delphi’

It's named after her daughter...

Bat For Lashes will release new album ‘The Dream Of Delphi’ later this year.

The songwriter has signed to Mercury KX, in addition to relocating from Los Angeles to London. Her new material is representative of these shifts, in addition to her role as a mother – Delphi is the name of her daughter.

Pushing hr music in a fresh direction, she terms the new material “song poems” with the sessions beginning in California during the lockdown summer of 2020.

In addition to this, Bat For Lashes fully embraces her spiritual views – she recently launched a personally designed oracle deck, and spoke about this project at length with Clash.

Title song ‘The Dream Of Delphi’ is out now, a beautiful piece that carries a heavy emotional weight. The twinkling hand-made electronics are worth comparing to Delia Derbyshire, while the moodscape touches on Japanese ambient work.

Speaking on the track, Natasha adds… 

This is the manifesto of the album. It’s like a spell being cast. It’s the conjuring, the manifestation, the drawing-down of Delphi from the ether. This is me calling on her soul. It’s about going up into the stars and down into the underworld simultaneously,  how celestials and deep guttural sounds can come together, how that reflects the journey I went on.

It’s about what happens when you’re stretched physically, mentally, even vaginally! I think it’s just humbled me, too, becoming a mother. It’s  made me feel more vulnerable than I’ve ever felt before. But I feel more human, more embodied. I can’t escape life by making beautiful things as much as I did. But there’s sort of a beauty to my mortality now.

Tune in now.

Bat For Lashes will release her new album ‘The Dream Of Delphi’ on May 31st. Alongside this, she’s just announced plans for her first UK tour in five years, including London’s wonderful Barbican venue on June 24th.

Full live dates are as follows:

12 Oxford Academy 2
18 Birmingham Town Hall
19 Bristol Beacon
24 London Barbican
25 De La Warr Pavillion
27 Manchester Factory International Theatre

Photo Credit: Michal Pudelka

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