Hi Natty, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

I have been great, thank you. Giving thanks for life and its mysteries.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single Streetlights?

Its a joyful song about connecting on a real level, and not being constricted by all the technological advancements and interments of control that seek to bring order to society yet at the same time can leave us a little brain dead.

Did any event in particular inspired you to write this song?

Yeah, I was out with a friend who used to be my press lady and she couldn’t talk to me without checking her phone every 2 minutes. So I took her phone for about 5 minutes, and she got really upset like I took her child. We still friends but it took a while, then being on the tube again everyone looks down at their phones, then sitting at a traffic light at 2am with absolutely no cars around for about 5 minutes only to realise the lights aren’t changing. felt like an idiot, and never did that again.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

Yesssssss very shortly.

The single comes off your new album Release The Fear – what’s the story behind the title?

Its pretty self-explanatory, but for those who feel and see nothing of what has been going on in this planet especially recently, the tmes are changing. Now more than ever and FEAR is the only thing that holds us back from transcending the BS that is thrown at us literally every second. If you didn’t know now is the time to focus on releasing the fear.

How was the recording and writing process?

Writing process is very personal, most of the songs I write by myself, or I may be jamming with a friend then take that idea and go work on it by myself, I always gotta make sure it still sounds a good at the hours of 3m by myself, if it does then I know its a keeper, I then take it to a rehearsal with the band and try it out live, then we go into a studio and record it a ll playing at the same time normally as this is how we capture the spirit in the room. When musicians play together in harmony there is another force that enters the room, this is one of the reasons why old recordings sound so good.

What fears get to inspire the lyrics on this material?

None, it was love that did, Oh actually Fear of the ocean, but thats a healthy fear that borders on respect.

What have you learned from your experiences sharing the stage with some of your biggest influences?

Errr… who do u mean, cos most of mine are dead hahaha, saying that I have shared the stage with some amazing artists, I just enjoyed myself so much, I probably learned to relax and have fun, not take myself and my expression too seriously.

Any plans to hit the road?

Always on and off the road, its summer now so most weekends I on the Road, will be touring in october/November.

What else is happening next in Natty’s world?

Check out, Started a club night a few years ago our next event is Jazz cafe on 7th July then 2nd september in Brixton Electric. Also check out natty for the up to date info.

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About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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