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'How I Live Now': Natasha Khan Movie Soundtrack 'Garden Heart' Released [Video]


Bat For Lashes Saoirse Ronan Jon Hopkins George MacKay Kevin Macdonald

Bat For Lashes' Natasha Khan and music producer Jon Hopkins have joined their creative forces to bring the official soundtrack song for upcoming war thriller, How I Live Now. Jon Hopkins had been working on the Kevin Macdonald-directed film's soundtrack when he decided to invite the exquisite vocals of Khan.

With an opening akin to The Stone Roses' 'I Wanna Be Adored,' the track is built around a softly thrumming bassline; a beating heart-style rhythm that keeps pace whilst Khan's ever-ethereal, mournful vocals sing of being "far away" from someone.

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Natasha Khan & Jon Hopkins - Garden's Heart Video


Natasha Khan (aka Bat For Lashes) and music producer Jon Hopkins have collaborated on 'Garden's Heart'; a new song set to feature on the soundtrack to Saoirse Ronan's gripping new drama film 'How I Live Now'.

The video for the track begins with a clip from the movie, where Saoirse's character Daisy gets split up from her boyfriend by soldiers during the onslaught of the Third World War. She is then seen running a bath and tending to her cuts and bruises miserably, while appearing to visualise plants and lily pads in the tub, taking her back to her favourite countryside spot where she and her lover would talk and go skinny dipping. The song has a slow and steady rhythm, almost like beating heart, and Natasha's vocals are as charming and evocative as ever with the power to reduce any listener to tears even without the depressing subject matter of the movie.

Jon Hopkins had been working on the rest of the film score when he decided to enlist the talents of Natasha - a decision that was enthusiastically backed by director Kevin Macdonald. Bat For Lashes released her third album last year entitled 'The Haunted Man' and is currently on her US headline tour supporting it.

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Picture - Natasha Khan and Bat For... Dublin Ireland, Thursday 1st August 2013

Natasha Khan and Bat For Lashes - Blur play IMMA concert at Royal Hospital Kilmainham supported by Bat For Lashes and The Strypes - Dublin, Ireland - Thursday 1st August 2013

Natasha Khan and Bat For Lashes
Natasha Khan and Bat For Lashes
Natasha Khan and Bat For Lashes

Picture - Natasha Khan - Lead singer... Dublin Ireland, Thursday 1st August 2013

Natasha Khan - Lead singer Natasha Khan of 'Bat For Lashes' performing at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham - Dublin, Ireland - Thursday 1st August 2013

Bat For Lashes and Natasha Khan
Bat For Lashes and Natasha Khan
Bat For Lashes and Natasha Khan
Bat For Lashes and Natasha Khan
Bat For Lashes and Natasha Khan

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Natasha Khan - 'The Wolverine' U.K. film premiere held at the Empire Leicester Aquare - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 16th July 2013

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Wolverine and Natasha Khan
Wolverine and Rila Fukashima
Wolverine and Rila Fukashima
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Bat For Lashes - The Ivor Novello Awards at the Grosvenor Hotel - Departures - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 16th May 2013

Picture - Natasha Khan and Bat for... London United Kingdom, Thursday 16th May 2013

Natasha Khan and Bat For Lashes - The Ivor Novello Awards held at the Grosvenor House - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 16th May 2013

Natasha Khan and Ivor Novello
Natasha Khan and Ivor Novello
Natasha Khan and Ivor Novello
Natasha Khan and Ivor Novello
Natasha Khan and Bat for Lashes

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