In this section, we at Moon-Birds will regularly offer recommendations from our own witchy, weird, wild, and wicked playlists. Feast your ears on this, and get magickal.
For two weeks, I’ve been stressing over which of my favorites to kick off this section. There was much consumption of peanut butter, and chocolate, and wine. In the end, I must confess that I closed my eyes and pointed; my finger came to rest on the luminous face of Natasha Khan, known professionally as Bat for Lashes—her Two Suns album, to be precise. Here are four of my favorite songs, to whet your appetite.
“Glass” is a strong contender for the spookiest song on the album; the rhythmic unrelenting drums, the echoing chimes, and Ms. Khan’s piercing wails give it a real primal-dancing-under-the-full-moon-around-a-solstice-bonfire feel. “Two Planets” inspires a similar feeling in me, but the flavor is more uncanny and otherworldly. Both are excellent.
Now let’s slow things down, and turn our Eye inwards. “Moon and Moon” is clean, sweet, lyrically topical, and a perfect showcase for Natasha Khan’s voice. Meanwhile, “Siren Song” rocks some incredible poetry while swinging deftly between something wistful and smoky, and something enervating and haunting.
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