I Will Love Again

Album: The Bride (2016)
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  • This is a track from The Bride, a concept album that follows the story of a woman whose fiancé dies in a car crash on the way to their wedding. The record follows her as she deals with the tragedy.

    This synth-laden ballad, which comes near the end of the record finds The Bride hopeful for her future. Bat For Lashes (aka Natasha Khan) explained to Uncut magazine: "What's so beautiful about the album is there this thankfulness and this great gratitude to the bride's dead fiancé for standing by her side through this journey of self-discovery and learning to really love yourself.

    I think that it was through him, making her stand on her own two feet that she was able to get to the end - songs like 'If I Knew' and 'I Will Love Again,' where she realizes how unconditional love from another person can really heal you and help you to find a space in yourself where you're not looking to an external source to rescue you.

    By the end, it's the greatest love of all, which is this really poignant kind of companionship that she's developed with him even though he is not there in his physical form. He's loved her to point where she's ready to really love someone in a real way, and so the album's about setting yourself up to really love someone."

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