Natalie McCool News Feb 2020
Natalie McCool News Feb 2020 | Singer, songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Natalie McCool shines as a major star in the UK indie world, having risen through the ranks and amassed a ton of organic support and critical acclaim. With a new album on the horizon, she gives us the first taste of what’s to come with her alluring single ‘Someone Nue‘.
Known for her truly innovative and beautiful take on pop music, the newest release from the alternative pop tour-de-force (and LMA Female Artist of the Year) uses simple textures and minimal soundscapes to create another slick, sonic gem. Having written, produced and recorded the track in its entirety, ‘Someone Nue’ is yet another stellar solo effort from Natalie McCool. It’s a beautiful track that is made even more special with her incredibly vivid songwriting that evokes feelings of fresh starts and a voice that is soft yet so captivating.
Speaking on the new track, Natalie shared:
“I wrote this song about the creeping feeling you get when you know something is over. A “Nue” is a legendary Japanese spirit of ill omen; a shapeshifting phantom which sometimes appears as a black cloud. This was a perfect theme to bring to the lyrics because it represents the creeping dread you feel when you slowly realise the truth and what it represents. I wanted to weave this theme into the whole single concept including the video design which has a yin / yang feel to it, where you are watching something pure being spoiled.”
Making her first steps into music when she won a national songwriting competition judged by Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, Natalie McCool has excelled as a well-rounded artist.
Releasing her debut album ‘The Great Unknown’ in 2016, it has made tastemakers across the board fans of her exceptional art, the likes of The Sunday Times, Q, Line of Best Fit, as well as BBC Radio 1 DJs Huw Stephens and Alice Levine.
Her new album is a fine collection of songs which channel her raw, inimitable writing style. Partly co-written with The Wombats’ Daniel Haggis, they capture and crystallize her memories from both childhood and adulthood, weaving deeply intimate stories that channel life’s most vital thoughts and feelings like love, jealousy and loss into a skewed mixture of lilting yet gloriously catchy pop songs. With an official showcase at SXSW in March announced and her forthcoming album fully wrapped up, it will set the tone for such an ambitious and exciting act.
“One of the finest emerging songwriters around” – BBC Radio 1 / BBC Introducing
“Quickly buries itself under your skin with its mechanically brushed drums and jazz-inflected pangs of lovesick fragility” – Q Magazine
“Mesmerising lilt-pop gem” – The Sunday Times
Natalie McCool Tour Dates March – July 2020
- Sun 8th March Yellow Arch SPECIAL #IWD SHOW, Sheffield, UK
- Mon 9th March Half Moon Putney, London, UK
- Mon 16th – Sun 22nd March SXSW, Austin Texas, US
- Thurs 2nd April Kazimier Stockroom, Liverpool UK (‘Closure’ single launch)
- Thurs 7th May Focus Wales Festival, UK
- Sun 24th May Future Yard, Liverpool, UK (supporting She Drew The Gun)
- Fri 17th – Sun 19th July Formby Festival, UK
And more to be announced
Recent Natalie McCool Festivals
- Hamamatsu World Festival (Japan)
- SXSW (Austin, Texas, US)
- Zandari Festa (South Korea)
- Nieuwjaarsduik – TivoliVredenberg (Netherlands)
- The Great Escape (UK)
- Latitude Festival (UK)
- Isle of Wight Festival (UK)
- Festival Number 6 (UK)
- Kendal Calling (UK)
Natalie McCool across the web
- Natalie McCool at Spotify
- Natalie McCool Official Website
- Natalie McCool Instagram
- Natalie McCool Twitter
- Natalie McCool Facebook
Image: Ben Roberts