Two weeks from today, on September 15th, the annual Mercury Prize will be awarded to one album among the exclusive shortlist of twelve long players. While David Bowie’s Blackstar and Radiohead’s A Moon Shaped Pool appear to be the well-deserved frontrunners for the prestigious honor, the Albumism team not-so-secretly hopes that the enigmatic Natasha Khan emerges victorious for her divine fourth studio album, The Bride.
The follow-up to 2012’s The Haunted Man, The Bride is a sonically inventive, lyrically poignant concept album centered around the tragic yet redemptive narrative of a bride whose fiancé unexpectedly dies on their wedding day. Moreover, The Bride is unequivocal evidence that four albums in to her ten-year recording career, Bat for Lashes is curating a remarkably strong discography indeed, one that continues to evolve in thrilling ways.
Following the excellent, previously released compositions “In God’s House” and “Sunday Love,” Khan has today unveiled the beautifully filmed visuals for contemplative third single “Joe’s Dream.” Watch the video in full below, and be sure to catch Bat for Lashes on tour now.