Natasha Khan (Bat For Lashes)

You are often compared to Björk and Kate Bush ; do those constant comparisons tend to bother you as an artist who is trying to define herself on her own terms ?

No, I mean, I guess that in the past it bothered me, but now I just feel really confident and sure that as time goes on my musical style and my writing is taking a pace of its own, and I think in time the music will speak for itself and people will see that I’m obviously doing something different. Those women are fantastic, strong, risk-taking artists—

—as are you—

—thank you, and that’s a great tradition to be part of, and when I look at artists like Björk and Kate Bush, I think of them as being like older sisters that have come before ; they are kind of like an amazing support network that comes with me.

Wikinews, September 28, 2007