Episode 173: Bat for Lashes

“Kids in the Dark”


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Natasha Khan makes music under the name Bat for Lashes. She’s released five albums, including Lost Girls, which came out in September 2019. In this episode, she breaks down the making of the lead single from that album, called “Kids in the Dark.” But just before she started writing it, she wasn’t sure if she would make another album at all.

You can buy or stream “Kids in the Dark” here.

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Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

Com Truise – “Propagation”
Castle Rock
Charles Scott IV (producer)
Prophet synthesizer