BAT FOR LASHES – LAURA
I didn’t side with most critics when they celebrated Bat for Lashes sophomore album Two Suns. For me, the song structures felt too busy, and the clear eighties nostalgia didn’t feel genuine. However, with this stripped down ballad Laura, the eighties connection is present, but in a more timeless fashion (sans keyboard synth). And with the lyrics about a once-famous lady caught in the past, Natasha Khan emotes in a more sincere fashion. Laura is a refreshing step away from the gimmicky eighties throwback, and step towards long-lasting songwriting.