Back in February, we posted a video from a wonderful one-off Bat for Lashes performance in Bexhill-on-Sea in which Natasha Khan covered the likes of Radiohead, the Cure, and Peter Gabriel with a string quartet. At the time, we only had video of Khan’s cover of Radiohead’s “All I Need” (clips of the Cure’s “Lullaby” and Gabriel’s “Solsbury Hill” surfaced soon thereafter).
One cover, however, refused to quickly hit the Internet. “Wild Is the Wind” first hit the charts in the 1950s, when iconic crooner Johnny Mathis recorded it as the theme song to a film by the same name. A decade later, Nina Simone recorded a version, followed by David Bowie’s cover on Station to Station exactly one decade after that.
Now ten years after Cat Power released the tune (noticing a theme here?), a YouTube user has uploaded Khan’s live take, along with some other decent quality videos from the Bat for Lashes show at the De La Warr Pavilion. Check it out below: