Yet another UK song! This is really beautiful, and is getting rave reviews:
E.g. even on P4K:
If Bat for Lashes' Natasha Khan is the spiritual heir to Kate Bush, then "Daniel", a single taken from her new album Two Suns, is her "Running Up That Hill", finding a brilliant middle ground between ornate and melodramatic art rock and accessible electro-pop that sounds great coming out of a radio. There's no denying the 1980s worship in the arrangement, from the delicate "Here Comes the Rain Again"-style string plucks to the wispy keyboard treatments, but the song never feels like pastiche. Instead, it seems to strive to get back to a time when pop music could be ubiquitous and yet somehow remain infused with a bit of dark mystery; Bush and Lion and the Cobra-era Sinéad were trying for something timeless using the tools available, and so is Khan. Her vocal here is alternately commanding and fragile, jumping up an octave on the choruses to drive home a story bursting with drama. In this world we hear of sheets of rain, fire, midnight dashes through the blackness, and teary confessions uttered in a "goodbye bed"; you don't come here for reality, in other words, and the convincing and hugely evocative fantasy is "Daniel"'s triumph. With Khan as a guide, it's a beautiful place to retreat to.
and on the charts: A Top 40 hit and making the album debut in the Top 5 (Big success)
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