Bat for Lashes has just shared 15 seconds of new music, of what is likely to appear on a new album later this year or early 2016. In what’s so far been a sort of cryptic viral social media campaign, Natasha Khan has been sharing a hangman game on her Twitter and Instagram accounts, creating suspense for what seemed to ultimately be leading to a big announcement of some kind. Today, that game motif has yielded the 15 seconds of music that you can stream below.
— Bat for Lashes (@BatForLashes) August 19, 2015
Color us intrigued! The hangman game right now has yielded the following letters: _EX _ITC_. It’s possible that this could end up being the title of her new album, maybe Hex Witch? Though, for a minute, we were thinking it was going to be The Hanged Man.
Bat for Lashes’ last album was 2012’s The Haunted Man.
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