"I just got sick of all this mystical bullshit with everyone flinging their arms around going, 'I'm this mystical being' and then actually they're just really coke-snorting pains in the arses, and I was just like ‘this is becoming all very topsy-turvy’. I think if you truly are a spiritual person or if you've got that inside you don't need to dress it up, so I knew that I felt safe in who I am to wear a white t-shirt and just be like I can communicate something magical and wonderful and I don't need to push it in people's faces and I just didn't need to do it anymore."
Natasha Khan aka Bat For Lashes talks about the restraint of back-to-basics new album The Haunted Man. Maybe it's just me, but I hope that barb about "coke-snorting pains in the arses" is directed at Florence Welch.
If you didn't know, by the way, the record's lead single 'Laura' is superb. (Co-written with Justin Parker, who was behind Lana Del Rey's 'Video Games', it turns out.)