Somewhat lost in the excitement of Bat for Lashes excellent new single, “Laura” is the gorgeous video, which like Alma Harel’s clip for Sigur Rós earlier this year, presents it’s leitmotif with the help of interpretative dance. Natasha Khan begins the video in a dressing room, singing directly into a camera, which then follows her as she dances alone in an a empty, beautifully-lit theater. The moving climax has her dancing with an aging, cross-dressing performer. Taken with the emotional lyrics, the video appears to be about the fading nature of fame and youth, and the loneliness of the spotlight. Powerful work.
Posted July 27th, 2012 by taylor in Video | Tags: Bat For Lashes, Noel Paul | 3 Comments »