By Taylyn Washington-Harmon

Natasha Khan, better known as Bat for Lashes, is a 32-year-old British indie pop artist well known for her dreamy style and multi-instrumental talents.  “Marilyn” is the second single from her upcoming third album The Haunted Man, which is to be released Oct. 15 in the UK and Oct. 23 in the U.S.
Compared to the album’s melancholy first single “Laura,” Bat for Lashes now seems to be taking a more upbeat approach. Incorporating soft, airy vocals with plenty of synthesizers and the occasional reggae drum, the song is like a trippy ride to a retro movie theater in outer space. Bat for Lashes once toured South America with Coldplay as a headliner, and was featured on the Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack in collaboration with Beck for the song “Let’s Get Lost.”

Listen to “Marilyn” above, and if you like it, download the track for free at