“Even though I’m falling apart, I want Sunday Love, in my heart,” echoes Natasha Khan; the track bearing all of the usual signs that mark ‘The Bride’ out as a bit of a special record. Blending unrelentingly chipper lightness and chiming wedding bells with an obscure, slightly menacing darkness, ‘Sunday Love’ is magical listening.
There’s also a video to match, which shows the album’s bride rampaging around the Californian desert in a bit of a panic, and searching for her missing husband. It’s very dramatic stuff.
As you may have gathered by now from all her ‘save the date’ gubbins and church-nodding song titles, Bat For Lashes’ ‘The Bride’ is a concept LP of sorts, it “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.”
It’s out on 1st July. Watch the video for ‘Sunday Love’ below.