Free

Natalie Duncan Free

Natalie Duncan
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Natalie Duncan

31 Jul 2020

Free is a 12-track selection of songs collectively exploring a second phase of ‘coming of age’, fearlessly leaving behind a life that could be seen as the easy option and pursuing an option that fulfils your soul, regardless of the struggles it may bring up. Duncan cites Robert Glasper, Solange and Frank Ocean as huge influences for this album:

“I'm a pianist first and foremost and that's how I always write my songs: they begin life on the piano before I start mapping out arrangements for other instruments. I knew that I wanted simplicity in this album, which is why there aren't thick sonic layers and grand orchestration.”

As well as Duncan on vocals and piano throughout, the album features a stellar line-up of fellow musicians including Richard Spaven (Flying Lotus, The Cinematic Orchestra, Guru’s Jazzmatazz, Gregory Porter) on drums, Aaron Janick on trumpet and Alan Mian on bass.

Tracklist

Play (demo) Kansas
Play (demo) Atrium
Play (demo) Sirens
Play (demo) Pools
Play (demo) Nova
Play (demo) Autumn
Play (demo) Glass
Play (demo) Karma
Play (demo) Lucid
Play (demo) Strange
Play (demo) Brave
Play (demo) Diamond
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