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Bat for Lashes - Sleep Alone (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009)

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"Sleep Alone"/"Moon and Moon"
Sleepalone batforlashes.jpg
Single by Bat for Lashes
from the album Two Suns
Released6 September 2009 (2009-09-06)[1]
GenreArt rock
Length3:11 (radio edit)
4:04 (album version)
Writer(s)Natasha Khan
Producer(s)Natasha Khan, David Kosten
Bat for Lashes singles chronology

"Sleep Alone" is the third single from Bat for Lashes' second album Two Suns, released on 6 September 2009 as a download-only double A-side single with "Moon and Moon".[1][2] The song was announced to be the third single on Bat for Lashes' official website.[3] Bat for Lashes performed "Sleep Alone" live on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on 12 August 2009.


  • 1 Background and release
  • 2 Track listing
  • 3 Music video
  • 4 Release history
  • 5 External links
  • 6 References

Background and release

The song has a 1980s feel to it. Natasha Khan (aka Bat for Lashes) explained to BBC's Newsbeat: "Well, I've always been an '80s girl, and I think the first record I was quite shy really and I wanted to just keep it how I'd been playing it in my bedroom. I grew up listening to The Cure and I loved early Madonna and Prince and all of that stuff, so I think what prompted me was just probably having more confidence to kind of reach out and reveal even more of myself and what I love and not be too shy about it."[4]

Track listing


Music video

The video for "Sleep Alone" begins with Khan singing in her bedroom. In one shot, she seems to be drawing and in another shot, she is lying on her bed, facing what seems to be a paper robot. Another shot shows Khan standing outside a building which is seen to be under construction. As Khan sings, various shots of herself staring into a shop window and a television can be seen. In the next shot before the chorus, Khan is walking down a dark street whilst holding a paper bag. She is dressed in a red coat. She sees a group of people gathered on the floor, examining what seems to be little coloured light bulbs. Khan then walks past an initially dark shop, and the lights turn on as she walks by. She takes a closer look into the shop window and sees various objects, such a spinning disco ball, a turntable and she is attracted by a heart-shaped red plastic object. She hears something and quickly turns behind, and the group of people she saw previously throws the light bulbs at her. She then reaches into her paper bag and takes out the same heart-shaped red plastic object she saw in the shop. She returns to her room. The shot changes to Khan wearing a white dress and drawing on the paper what seems to be the construction of the heart-shaped red plastic object.

External links

  • Exclusive video - Bat For Lashes releases Sleep Alone
  • NMETV: Latest Music Videos and Clips
  • Rolling Stone: Bat For Lashes - Discography
  • Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics


  1. ^ a b c "Bat For Lashes - Sleep Alone/Moon and Moon". 7digital. Retrieved 14 September 2009. 
  2. ^
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  4. ^ Tom Pinnock (31 March 2009). "Bat For Lashes' glittering return". BBC. Retrieved 14 September 2009. 
  5. ^ Musicload: Bat For Lashes - Sleep Alone/Moon and Moon

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