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Bat For Lashes Frustrated by Amos Comparisons




Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Gossip, Alternative, Rock,

Bat for LashesBat For Lashes hates being compared to Tori Amos.

The singer - whose real name is Natasha Khan - finds it “frustrating” and “weird” to be compared to the “Cornflake Girl” hitmaker just because of her choice in musical instrument. “I’m getting f**king tired of people saying that I sound like Tori Amos just because I play the piano. It’s just so shallow and weird and inaccurate,” she said.

Despite her frustration, the 29-year-old singer enjoys performing live because of the intense atmosphere of the crowd. “I feel like the more you sing out that stuff and the more it becomes part of this communal ritual experience, it kind of diffused the intensity of it on a tragic, personal level and becomes something that’s swirling around in the universe,” she explained.

Meanwhile, the “Daniel” songstress - who was nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2007 and 2009 - says she was greatly inspired by the late pop star .

“I want to communicate to the everyday person. I don’t want to just roll around in my own avant-garde pool of coolness. I feel like the greatest people to me, and the ones that have touched me, were through the radio when I was 11 years old,” she revealed. “Michael Jackson was such a one-off, the epitome of a child lost in an adult’s world. People like that just have a high voltage running through them and you don’t see it very often.”

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