Friday 17 April 2009

Songs To Fall Asleep To... #256534

She is the bloggers darling at the moment which is usually something I like to avoid with this blog (with the exception of She Who Must Not Be Named) but I cant help but give Bat For Lashes some attention at the moment because her new album "Two Suns" really is some epic stuff and definitely a step up from the lo-fi efforts of her debut "Fur and Gold"....

Here is a gorgeous acoustic version of the current single "Daniel" recorded for the BBC Live Lounge recently. It takes the original's disco ballad sound and seamlessly transforms it into an even more immense and haunting sound. I feel like I should be wandering around a forest at night listening to this...

Bat For Lashes - Daniel (BBC Live Lounge Version)

Here is the original version, if you're interested...

While we're at it she also recorded a beautiful cover of Kings Of Leon's "Use Somebody" which competely strips back the stadium rock bombast of the original, merely leaving behind the loneliness and longing of the lyrics to shine through.

Bat For Lashes - Use Somebody (King Of Leon Cover)

Lovely stuff.

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