Bat For Lashes - The Bride - Artwork

Following a first teaser a few weeks ago, Natasha Khan aka BAT FOR LASHES has officially announced and detailed her fourth studio album. It goes by the name The Bride (and not Save The Date or ‘Til Death Do Us Apart, like NOTHING BUT HOPE AND PASSION once assumed) and will be released on July the 1st. The album was inspired by a short film Khan wrote and directed entitled I Do, making its debut at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival in NYC in April. The Bride was created over the course of 18 months across London, Los Angeles, and Brighton.

And the record and visual concept follow the entire wedding theme as the BAT FOR LASHES press release states.

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. The Bride flees the scene to take the honeymoon trip alone, resulting in a dark meditation on love, loss, grief, and celebration. Written as the soundtrack for a feature length film in mind.

A first song from the follow-up to 2012’s The Haunted Man appears today in the form of the synthpop-driven In God’s House. Enjoy it right here.