“Daniel” (Live on Letterman) (Video)

    David Letterman precedes Bat For Lashes’ performance of “Daniel” on his show on Friday (May 1) with a European Vacation-style story about getting stuck on roundabouts and driving on the wrong side of the road in England. Letterman was trying to get to Brighton, where Bat for Lashes’ Natasha Khan hails from, although it’s unlikely that she’ll be spending much time there this year as she promotes her impressive new album, Two Suns.

    Khan is resplendent in one of her trademark outfits during this performance, and Charlotte Hatherley, formerly of Ash, fills in on guitar. “Daniel” is easily one of the best tracks released this year, sounding like a cross between Tusk era Fleetwood Mac and Kate Bush, ultimately showing why Khan is one of the most intriguing stars to emerge this decade.