A Forest – Bat For Lashes

“A Forest” (The Cure cover) by Bat For Lashes

You hear the phrase “Bat for Lashes covering the Cure’s ‘The Forest’” and you think to yourself, “Yeah, that could be good.” As heard on the upcoming Perfect as Cats: A Tribute to the Cure, the combination is indeed organic, as Natasha Khan sounds right at home inside the spooky confines of the dark new wave tune. She swaps out some of the pulsing guitar of the original for the clanging sound of an autoharp, which works terrifically, and though the tempo is slightly slower, she keeps the insistent propulsion of the track’s rhythm.

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