Liverpool based Natalie McCool is set to release a new single on her own Fortress Sounds imprint via Ditto Music on the 24th of March 2017. Listen here
‘You & I’, released digitally and available at all major outlets, is just one of the many highlights from her second album ‘The Great Unknown’ which was released in November last year.
Glittering and infectious, the new single is a psych-pop infused ditty about love like a simultaneous equation – something to be solved, even when you can’t make sense of it.
Opening with a rock solid beat the verses are delightfully witty “I can’t think, I can’t divide, I can’t even sum myself up on the inside” and the song progresses into a supercool chorus; inventive, off kilter guitar lines that Andre 3000 of Outkast would be proud of are offset hazily against the kaleidoscopic theme of the lyrics “I’m blue, because I never really tried, but I’m seeing red, my heart clashes with my eyes” resulting in a stylish tale of tricky love against a backdrop of slick future pop.
‘The Great Unknown’ is the follow up to 2013’s eponymously titled debut and was recorded and produced with Dave Berger from Outfit at Schall Und Wahn in Liverpool. Available now on iTunes & Spotify, the album also features additional production and mixes on the singles ‘Pins’, ‘Cardiac Arrest’, ‘Fortress’ and ‘Oh Danger’ by Rich Turvey (Blossoms, Clean Cut Kid, VITAMIN) and is without doubt McCool’s finest and most accomplished set of songs to date.
The singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist has picked up a steadily growing support base of fans and critics alike with her truly innovative and beautiful take on pop music. Perfect future pop that sets Natalie apart from her contemporaries, her early work was built on a foundation of deliciously dark indie-pop. ‘The Great Unknown’ is an new awakening – emerging from the shadows and rising victoriously with a number of prickly pop tunes like Huw Stephens favourite ‘Pins’ and rousing epic numbers like ‘Fortress’ envelop subtly emotive songs such as BBC Radio 1 playlisted ‘Cardiac Arrest’. Vibrant with effortlessly catchy songs, McCool can count The Sunday Times, Wonderland, Q, Clash, Line of Best Fit, The 405, Huw Stephens and Alice Levine amongst her fans, while BBC Introducing described the artist as “one of the finest emerging songwriters around”.
Natalie and her live band will set off on an eight date UK Tour which kicks off in Nottingham on the 14th of March and includes a hometown show at 24 Kitchen on the 17th of the month and a London date at The Victoria in Dalston on the 23rd of March. All tickets are available via Songkick.