Natalie Duncan is without a doubt one of the most exciting new vocalists to impact the scene this year. Combining raw vocal power with poignant storytelling, her eclectic brand of blues pop is instantly classic and will speak to music fans far and wide who are looking for real, authentic sentiment in music.
Not much is known about Duncan and the British songstress is purposely sharing very few personal details. She wants her music to do most of the talking to give listeners the opportunity to interpret it in their own unique way to make her songs truly timeless and meaningful. As Duncan herself puts it, "If you want to know who I am, all you have to do is listen to my music."
She reveals on her website though that many of the songs on her forthcoming debut album are inspired by heartbreak and anger but in a way that can be related to on many different levels. "My songwriting whatever type of music I'm writing is quite abstract," she explains. "I like to think the songs I write are more interesting than just a love song or a pop song. I like to explore and mess around with melodies as well, being quite intricate and delicate with parts of melody - having classical elements and then making it into blues."
She adds, "I don't really have a formula. I want to write a song that sounds a particular way, so I do. I'm definitely a welcome grim-reaper for the pop world."
The video for "Sky Is Falling" is a powerful work of art as well that incorporates scenes of animated skylines made up of yesterday's newspapers that are interspersed with footage of Duncan performing the song at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios. It's a wonderfully creative and a perfect visualization of such a captivating tune.