Listen to Bat for Lashes’ gorgeous contribution to Body Of Songs, the music and science venture that brings together Britain’s most talented musicians and medical experts to create a collection of songs inspired by the organs of the human body.
Guided by medical experts including pathologists, neurologists and stem cell scientists; the artists where given lessons about individual parts of the anatomy and then asked them to create a song based on their chosen organ or body part. Below is “Skin Song,” Natasha Khan’s moving contribution to the project. “The song is from the perspective of an old lady looking back on her life through thoughts of the history in her skin.”
Although, Body Of Songs isn’t an entirely new idea; Bjork explored this subject with Medulla and somewhat with Biophillia; I find the subject of Biology as an inspiration to create music simply fascinating—lyrically and musically, the results are always emotionally captivating. Take a listen!
Body Of Songs will feature songs by Ghostpoet and Goldie, amongst others. More details in the video below.