Bat for Lashes turned Fleetwood Mac’s slick pop gem “Gypsy” into an ecstatic ballad at the End of the Road Festival in England.
Mastermind Natasha Khan and her backing band put a chilling spin on the 1982 Mirage cut, notably forgoing the song's slick pop groove for an aching piano ballad intro. From there, Bat for Lashes steadily built "Gypsy" into a thumping anthem with Khan honoring Stevie Nicks with her own spellbinding belt.
Bat for Lashes has a handful of European dates left this fall in support of The Bride, a new concept album that tells the story of a woman whose fiancé is killed in a car accident en route to their wedding (during her End of the Road set, Khan also fittingly helped a friend stage an actual — and successful — marriage proposal).
"Marriage is one of the few spiritual rituals we can collectively share as a culture," Khan recently told Rolling Stone. "You can't count on someone to complete you and make you happy forever. So what happens when you take the crutch away?"