Following Bat For Lashes’ lead single, ” I Do,” visual artist and multi-instrumentalist Natasha Khan has announced the arrival of a forthcoming concept album, The Bride, due out July 1 via Parlophone Records. The project’s second buzz track, “In God’s House,” comes equipped with a flashing, colorful music video that helps advance the eerie narrative Khan’s asserting with this LP. (Watch, below).
Written as the soundtrack for a fictional feature-length film, The Bride follows the story of a woman whose fiancé was killed in a car crash on his way to the church for their wedding. “Chapter One,” which can be read below in full, outlines the sudden pain that comes with this surprise, as she dramatically learns of his death at the altar: “A plume of dread fills the space, from ceiling to floor, God’s house has become a morgue. And she knows she must flee.”
As one should to properly execute a true concept album, everything about this project, from production to performance, relates back to the core narrative. Khan created this work over the course of 18 months, at one point building a studio on the ground floor of an old Woodstock, NY home, where she finished the record in natural isolation for two months. She’s even scheduled an intimate tour ahead of The Bride’s summer release, all of which will take place inside churches throughout North America and England. Tickets go on sale March 18 and attendees are all encouraged to all wear formal attire. Save the date, here.
4/20: Los Angeles, CA @ First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood
5/13: Manchester, UK @ Manchester Cathedral
5/14: Brighton, UK @ St. Georges
5/16: London, UK @ Union Chapel
6/01: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Ann & The Holy Trinity