Bat for Lashes Natasha Khan is a famous English Singer. She is also a musician and writes her songs herself. Natasha Khan's mother is from London but her father Rehmat Khan belongs to Pakistan. Rehmat Khan was a famous squash player of Pakistan and was also a world champion. It's also meant that Natasha Khan is the niece of the legend Jahangir Khan, who became world squash champion several times. She completed her A-Level and after that she worked in a factory. At that time, every night she wrote songs and composed them on her disc player. Next day she listened to her composed songs throughout the day while doing her job in the factory. Bat for Lashes is her stage name.
Natasha Khan arranged a road trip to America and Mexico with the help of the money which she had earned from her job. After three months when she returned, she took admission at the University of Brighton to study music and arts. Bat for Lashes was inspired by Steve Reich (an American composer) and Susan Hiller. She became a nursery school teacher after completing her studies.
Bat for Lashes - Albums and Awards
The first and debut song of Bat for Lashes was "The Wizard". Whereas her first album was Fur and Gold which released in September 2006. Above 60,000 copies of this Album were sold in 2007. This Album was also nominated for the Mercury Prize 2007. The (ASCAP) gave her the ASCAP vanguard award.
Bat for Lashes Natasha Khan produced her second Album Two Suns with David Kosten. It was released in April 2009. For releasing this Album she had journeyed to California to gain inspiration. Over 100,000 copies of this album were sold. The song "Daniel" from this Album was her first hit song. This song also won Ivor Novello Award. Other songs are also nice. Natasha has shown her talent. Most of the critics have given favorable remarks to her Album. She also got Best Alternative Act at the UK Asian Music Awards in the year 2010.
The Haunted Man was another album of Natasha Khan. It was released in October 2012. All songs of the album were nice. The song "Laura" from this album was nominated for the best song musically and lyrically at the Ivor Novello Awards 2013. Bat for Lashes has a lot of music talent which has made her a popular singer.