Bat For Lashes, the goth pop project of Natasha Khan, has shared a shimmering new song, "In God's House," the second single off her forthcoming wedding-themed concept album titled The Bride, which is due out July 1. The singer-songwriter released the new low-end-heavy synth ballad via YouTube with a straightforward, strobing music video. Listen and watch below.
"In God's House" follows lead The Bride single "I Do," which dropped last month, also via YouTube. Accompanied by an image of a typical wedding announcement urging listeners to "save the date, the delicate song helped set the tone for the long-awaited new album. Revisit "I Do" below.
"I Do" shares a title with a short film Khan wrote and directed that is making its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April. The film apparently inspired the forthcoming album.
According to a press statement: "The Bride follows the story of a woman whose fiancé has been killed in a crash on the way to the church for their wedding. [She] flees the scene to take the honeymoon trip alone, resulting in a dark meditation on love, loss, grief, and celebration," Pitchfork reports.
Additionally, Bat For Lashes announced a series of tour dates featuring intimate shows held in churches prior to the album's release. Attendees are encouraged to wear formal wedding attire. She is also playing Coachella and Governor's Ball festivals.
Khan co-produced the forthcoming album at a home studio in Woodstock, New York with Simone Felice of the Felice Brothers with the help of longtime collaborator Dan Carey among others, Rolling Stone reports. They worked on the project over the course of 18 months and approached it as if composing a feature film soundtrack.
The Bride marks Khan's return as Bat For Lashes following 2012's The Haunted Man. Last year she collaborated with TOY on a psychedelic side project under the moniker of Sexwitch.