Natasha Khan, the prodigy behind the contemporary cosmic-folk band Bat For Lashes is two for two with her sophomore album, Two Suns. Bat For Lashes is certainly the real thing when it comes to music of pure quality and enduring significance, a hypnotic intermix of mystical vocals and heavy exotic vibes. “Glass”, the first song on the album, begins to tell the story of duality that entrenches the entire album. Her hauntingly beautiful voice begins to build momentum with the lyrics, “I will rise now/ And go about the city / In the streets / Broadways I seek / Him whom my soul loveth.” To compare Bat For Lashes to any other band out there right now is near impossible. (pull)If she were a little more lyrically gutsy, the only likely comparison to her heartsick singing over stormy piano and percussion would be to early Tori Amos. Two Suns is ultimately redolent of mixed up confusion and romantic obsessions(/pull), so a line like ” Daniel, when I first saw you / I knew that you had a flame in your heart / And under our blue skies / Marble movie skies / I found a home in your eyes / We’ll never be apart” is enlightening us to the existence of true romance that can actually be found today. Or rather, existing in the world of Natasha and her alter ego Pearl, who is the blonde wig-bearing night time-in-New York City-version of Natasha. “Sleep Alone” is the second song off the album which proves her unique singer/songwriter style is true, “You know my darling/ I can’t stand to sleep alone/ No sweetheart in the dark to call my own / You’re my own, you’re my own, I can sing it, I can grow..” Well, she certainly can sing it, and she has grown since her last album. Two Sunsis proof that she is coming to maturity, both vocally and lyrically. Natasha is a true powerhouse under the guise of pixy-like sorcery, fur, and gold. The album’s inspiration is manifested in behavioral dualism and romantic encounters. Persuasive and addictive, Two Suns casts a magical spell on anyone who listens.