Natalie Shay

by the partae
Where are you currently based?
North London.
How did you first start playing music?
Started classical guitar aged 5 and have been playing music ever since.
Please tell us a little about the singles that you have over the next few months, what has inspired the sound and songwriting?
The sound is very indie pop but my lyrics are still very ‘singer/songwriter’ esc. I like my songs to tell stories and convey emotions. I like big choruses and intricate verses.
 WATCH – This Feeling –
How do you usually go about writing songs?
When I feel inspired I start with the chords and any hooks I may have come up with. Then I build the song around an idea and song topic. The lyrics and melody tend to come at the same time.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
The Vaccines, Little Comets, George Ezra.
What programs / equipment do you use?
Haha, well at home only Garage Band, a Rode mic and an interface. In the studio it’s much much more. My acoustic guitar is a Tangle Wood though and I love it. 
I hear that you will have videos to accompany, the singles.  How do you usually go about conceptualising idea’s for video’s and then the bring those idea’s to life?
Well George o’Regan has done all my videos. I usually send him the song, any suggestions I may have and the theme. I leave the rest to him. He’s a genius. 
 Your track ‘This Feeling’ is the first single to be released for a little while, you now have a fresh new sound and style, which I’ve heard is more true to yourself, we are really excited to hear about your musical and self evolution.  Please tell us a little about how your music and image has evolved over time:
My previous singles were released when I was much younger. They were a reflection of my sound at the time and what inspired me. However now I’m a wee bit older my style has changed. I enjoy playing with a band and I like bright colours and loudness.
What do you have planned for 2018?
Perhaps more singles. Definitely many more shows. 
Who are you listening to at the moment?
The Vaccines, George Ezra, Everything Everything, Little Comets.
When and where are you playing next?
2nd Feb – Nambucca 8:30pm. Full band.
Favourite food and place to hangout?
Spag Bol or a good fillet steak. The Cat Cafe in Old Street. 

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