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7 August 2019

The Hunger

by Syd Briscoe

Bat for Lashes: “The Hunger” - 5 mins 01s

Bat for Lashes runs a cryptic desert cult in this intriguing promo for latest single 'The Hunger'. The singer - and director of the film - takes the central role of a messianic figure, done up in a fantastical ruffled garment as she greets her cloaked followers with an embrace in sparse surroundings.

It's a stylish concept which isn't burdened with too much backstory, in a similar manner to the earlier promo for 'Kids in the Dark'. Chiffon shimmers in the desert wind much like Natasha Khan's vocals dance across the airwaves, giving the film an Eighties-tinged sense of longing.

Film Production: Lief Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Natasha Khan ♀ Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Margo Mars
Cinematographer: Sean Conaty
Costume Design: Devin Winter
Make-Up: Alex Perrone
Editor: Jamie O'Donnell Ⓦ @ Cut+Run Ⓟ Ⓦ
Colourist: Yoomin Lee ♀ Ⓟ Ⓦ @ MPC Ⓟ Ⓦ
Casting: Avery Wheless

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