Natalie Walker is an emerging singer/songwriter you should know about.
Serving up an elegant mixture of pop, folk and alt-electronica, Walker's music invokes memories of artists as diverse as Sia, Portishead, Everything But The Girl and even Allison Kraus. Her new album "With You" is filled with atmospheric, stylish tunes that create an exciting sonic vista that will appeal to both pop lovers and indie kids.
Take for example the track "Pink Neon" that combines Walker's mesmerizing vocals with rich and compelling instrumentation, and pop-oriented production stylings. It's such a gem. Pure and simple.
Raised in a strict Christian family, Walker was not exposed to a lot of pop music during her teen years. Instead, she listened to gospel and folk music. But when she heard the progressive sounds of Portishead, it dramatically changed her musical scope. "I remember the first time I heard Portishead. I freaked out. I fell in love with Beth Gibbons' voice. It was strange and different. That was sort of the beginning of the down-tempo, trip-hop vibe for me," Walker says in her biography.
Walker's music is both atmospheric and accessible, making it perfect fare for television and movie soundtracks. The singer's music has been featured on shows like "Ugly Betty," "Grey's Anatomy" and the Sofia Coppola's movie Marie Antoinette. (Click here to download "With You" on Amazon.)
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