8. Laura - Bat for Lashes. Natasha Khan’s voice is kind of broken throughout this song, it’s a stripped piece, naked, like the cover of The Haunted Man. She can sing, she doesn’t have to act like it. She’s beautiful, she doesn’t have to act like it.
The lyrics, oh my: You’re the train that crashed my heart. You’re the glitter in the dark. Ooh Laura, you’re more than a superstar.
You’re the train that crashed my heart? WOW. Spectacular.
After listening to this song, you just wonder who Laura is, do we know her? Can we help her? Should we? It remains a character that you keep thinking about, she’s lost and it’s good for us because it served the purpose of a great story being brought to us by Khan, an other-wordly girl.
Haunt is one of my favorite words in english, because of its meaning and, also, because of the way it sounds. Haunt. It’s nostalgic in a beautiful sense. I will love Coldplay forever just for these words: “Tell me you love me, come back and haunt me, oh and I rush to the start”.
And so, for this reason and some more, I was immediately captured by this album: The Haunted Man. What I’ve heard so far I really like, “Laura” is an amazing song. Natasha Khan is spectacular in every way imaginable. And haunting. Her voice will follow you everywhere every time.