Continuing the theme behind the new album Free — of taking the brave step to leave behind an old life in favour of a new one which fulfils your soul — Natalie Duncan introduces second single from Free, entitled ‘Pools’.
Coupled with first single ‘Sirens’, Pools marks Natalie’s first foray into the art of writing love songs. “How come you chose me, I feel illuminous when you’re close to me” she sings on the laid-back first verse.
Pools is typical of Natalie’s work on Free — spare in sound, but always as full as it needs to be, backed with a propulsive driving groove courtesy of drummer Richard Spaven.
Formerly signed to Verve Records, Duncan’s musical career has spanned many years, performing her own music across London venues and working as a vocalist on Goldie’s live shows with the Heritage Orchestra since 2012, as well as collaborating with him on his own albums. “We have a really good musical relationship..." Duncan explains. “...Goldie has always been a huge supporter of me as an artist and he really understands the importance of letting me have creative control. I'm very excited to be the first artist released on the label.”
"I’ve been watching Natalie grow over the last fifteen years, from humble beginnings on “Goldie’s Band”, and she has always been a musical muse to me. She’s blossomed into an absolute powerhouse singer and songwriter, and this is her best work to date, her magnum opus: I couldn’t be prouder to have this album as the first release on Fallen Tree 1Hundred.”
Play (demo) Pools