Earlier this summer Natasha Khan–better known as Bat for Lashes—announced a new album in the works. The Haunted Man, due Oct. 15 in the UK and Oct. 23 in the US, is Khan’s first new release since 2009’s Two Sons.
As reported by SPIN, six songs from the album are available to stream, including the previously revealed tracks “Marilyn,” “Laura,” and “All Your Gold“; and new songs “A Wall,” “Oh Yeah” (featuring an almost nebulous chorus of “oh yeahs”), and the expansive, “sonic landscape“ of “Winter Fields.”
In a recent interview with SPIN, Khan spoke honestly about creating this album and how The Haunted Man is the result of two years of “intense struggle” to surpass the mystical boundaries twisted from prior releases. “Mysticism has come in as a fashion trend,” she said. “I don’t want to perpetuate that anymore.”
Listen to all six available tracks below: