HALF ASIANS IN THE NEWS #3: NATASHA KHAN

 Natasha Khan, aka Bat for Lashes, is the brainchild behind the critical and commercial success of the rock/alt pop group. It’s not so much a group as it is Khan supported by a shifting and varied group of performers who join her on stage and in the recording studio. Khan’s artistic vision and haunting lyrics/vocals are the trademark of Bat for Lashes.

Born in October 1979 in England to a British mother and Pakistani father, Khan experienced discrimination and alienation at school for her heritage that resulted in comforting herself through music and escape through fantasy from an early age.

Her first album Fur and Gold was a major hit in the UK in 2007, resulting in a Mercury Prize nomination. I love the music video for one of the hits off the album, “What’s a Girl to Do?”

Of course, unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve probably heard the massive hit “Daniel” off her 2009 album Two Suns

Khan is almost just as well known for her eclectic fashion sense, which is a mixture of fairy, little girl, hippie, and 80s rocker (at least from my point of view…)

Most recently Bat for Lashes was featured on the latest Twilight soundtrack, a remix of her song “Sleep Alone”

Khan isn’t currently touring, but we’ll no doubt hear from “Bat for Lashes” soon….hopefully very soon!

In the meantime, check out more of her music and art on her website www.batforlashes.com or visit her Myspace page at www.myspace.com/batforlashes

Music available for purchase on Amazon and itunes.

❤ Mieko

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