“Laura” by Bat For Lashes from The Haunted Man
The minimalism of this track has been highly lauded (perhaps because of Natasha Khan’s penchant for going all in), and while the piano and vocals are lovely and atmospheric and everything that’s already been said about them, there are some other layers going on that delicately make this song about a worn out party girl into a gem.
Here’s a weird thing: I want to hear a cover of this song by a men’s choir. Lots of low voices working out the melodies. I think it’s that strong of a track that it could stand up to that kind of re-working.