The release of The Haunted Man, the highly anticipated third album from Bat For Lashes (aka Natasha Khan), is still 3 months away, so what’s a hardcore Bat For Lashes fan to do in the interim (besides listen to the artist’s previous releases on indefinite repeat)? Well, as of this week, they can check out the first released track from the album, the hauntingly beautiful “Laura.”

The video accompanying the piano ballad is just as poignant and somber as the music itself, a swirl of colors, lights, and shadows enveloping the video’s three subjects as they each take their turn at center stage. The Haunted Man is set for release on October 23, 2012 in the US via EMI’s Capitol Records, so get your pre-order in now. You can also download “Laura” now via iTunes.

Bat for Lashes Tour Dates:

09/02 – Electric Picnic, Ireland
09/09 – Bestival, Isle of Wight
10/18 – Inverness, Ironworks, UK
10/19 – Edinburgh, Picture House, UK
10/21 – Glasgow, O2 ABC, UK
10/22 – Manchester, Cathedral, UK
10/25 – Leeds, Metropolitan University, UK
10/26 – Norwich, University of East Anglia, UK
10/28 – Leicester, O2 Academy, UK
10/29 – London HMV Forum, UK
11/01 – Birmingham, HMV Institute, UK
11/02 – Bristol, Anson Rooms, UK
11/03 – Portsmouth, Pyramids, UK
11/04 – Brighton, Dome Concert Hall, UK
11/15 – Huxley’s Neue Welt, Berlin, Germany
11/18 – Zurich Rote Fabrik, Switzerland
11/19 – Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
11/20 – Les Docks, Lausanne, Switzerland
11/22 – Barcelona Apolo, Spain
11/23 – Madrid Teatro Kapital, Spain
11/25 – Le Trianon, Paris, France
11/26 – Le Spendid, Lille, France
11/27 – Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands

For more info:

Bat for Lashes Website