The Album Leaf x Bat For Lashes: Near

Pioneering electronic musician, The Album Leaf, will release the upcoming album, FUTURE FALLING, on May 5th, 2023 via Nettwerk. The album, which features performers like Kimbra and Bat For Lashes, will be the artist's first original collection of music since his well-received 2016 album Between Waves, excluding the numerous noteworthy film scores and reissues.

Near is a melodic and compelling collaboration with London artist Bat For Lashes who contributes ethereal vocals to the atmospheric track.

The Album Leaf mastermind, Jimmy Lavalle, says: “I had sent Natasha a song I was working on to see if she’d be up collaborating. We spent an afternoon in my studio while she sang a handful of ideas over the piece. I took those ideas and created something new inspired by her vocal. I really wanted to create something to support the dreamlike narrative she was painting. It was all very natural."

Natasha Khan, aka Bat For Lashes, adds: “We worked organically, I was building vocals over Jimmy’s music; playing with melodies and words... he then took it away and sculpted it into what became Near. The imagery was of going deep into a dark forest with a small glimmer of safety, something precious and secret. Sort of an ambient fairytale. It was very spontaneous and fun to improvise."

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