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Bat For Lashes Announces Sixth Studio Album 'The Dream Of Delphi'

Thursday, 22 February 2024 Written by Jon Stickler

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Bat For Lashes has announced her sixth studio album.

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Natasha Khan will put out 'The Dream Of Delphi' on May 31, marking her first full-length release since signing a new deal with the label Mercury KX.

The record's title takes its name from the Brit Award and Mercury Prize nominee's daughter Delphi, who was born in California during the summer of 2020. It finds Khan exploring the topic of early motherhood and features her most personal material to date. She commented:

"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."

Ahead of its release, check out a video for the LP's newly shared title track and opener, a swirling, slow-building synth-pop offering, alongside the cover art and tracklist below. The clip was shot in the English countryside with assistance from creative director and choreographer Alexandra Green and director Freddie Leyden.

The video will form the first part of a currently unannounced companion film for the album, details of which are set to be unveiled soon.

Khan has also confirmed June dates for her first headline UK tour in five years. Tickets go on general sale at 10am on March 1.

Her last studio album was 2019's 'Lost Girls'.

'The Dream Of Delphi' tracklist:

1. The Dream Of Delphi
2. Christmas Day
3. Letter To My Daughter
4. At Your Feet
5. The Midwives Have Left
6. Home
7. Breaking Up
8. Delphi Dancing
9. Her First Morning
10. Waking Up
11. The Dream of Delphi (Bonus Extended Strings Version)

Bat For Lashes Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Wed June 12 2024 - OXFORD O2 Academy 2 Oxford
Tue June 18 2024 - BIRMINGHAM Birmingham Town Hall
Wed June 19 2024 - BRISTOL Bristol Beacon
Mon June 24 2024 - LONDON Barbican
Tue June 25 2024 - BEXHILL ON SEA De La Warr Pavilion
Thu June 27 2024 - MANCHESTER Hall, Aviva Studios

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