Loosely centered around a new character (Nikki Pink) and a gang of biker women who roam the sunset streets of an eerie, make-believe vision of LA, it’s essentially a love letter to the ’80s sci-fi and fantasy films of her youth. She wrote the songs while working on a script of her own, and the starry-eyed, big-screen synth-pop of “Kids in the Dark” sounds like the soundtrack to the big romantic clinch in her own coming-of-age flick.
A part of me feels like I have always known about Bat for Lashes, but for whatever reason I have never actually dived into Natasha Khan’s music before. I came upon this album via Song Exploder and I have been hooked since. It feels like something of a homeage to so many aspects of the 80’s.