New and improved Natalie McCool has recently made a major return with her latest singles ‘Something Nue’, and ‘Woman’s World’, brought out on National Women’s Day which she describes as a track that’s about a world populated by women where “they don’t have to shatter the glass ceiling. Because there isn’t one.” – Natalie McCool
Having risen through the ranks of the UK indie world, championed by pop stars and indie icons and collaborated with Suede legend Bernard Butler on her stunning 2013 self-titled album, the inimitable Natalie McCool brought us her album ‘The Great Unknown’ which was available world-wide on 25 November 2016.
Natalie first became recognised when she won a national songwriting competition judged by Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. While at university, she also received a one-to- one songwriting session with Paul McCartney.
McCool’s breed of slick alternative pop has won acclaim from tastemakers including The Sunday Times, Q, Clash, Line of Best Fit and the 405, as well as Huw Stephens and Alice Levine, while BBC Introducing described the edgy artist as “one of the finest emerging songwriters around”.
“Now – within the music industry – I feel like we’re finally getting a handle on the groundwork. More equally gender balanced bills at gigs. Projects in place such as Women Make Music (PRS), Both Sides Now (Brighter Sound) Girls I Rate (Carla Marie Williams) and ReBalance (Festival Republic) ensure more visibility & support for female identifying music creators.” – Natalie McCool
Natalie McCool is for sure back with a bang in 2019. ‘Something Nue’ provides an interesting insight into what can be expected by her upcoming album. Being written, produced, and recorded by herself, this single shows what Natalie can do as an experienced and ever maturing songwriter. This upcoming album could be her best yet.
“I love Natalie’s song-writing. It’s perfect pop with a subtle twist.” Huw Stephens for Radio One and BBC Introducing 2016 Special Feature
“Mesmerising lilt-pop gem.” The Sunday Times Hottest Track “A sublime piece of future-facing pop perfection.” Clash
“McCool’s vocals caress each digitally formed pop and clap, flirting in and out with the multiple arrangements of synths, all of which provide the perfect soundscape for the heart-grabbing lyrics.” The Music Ninja
“Sure to cement McCool’s status as one of the country’s most promising female songwriters.” The 405
“Quickly buries itself under your skin with its mechanically brushed drums and jazz- inflected pangs of lovesick fragility.” Q
December 14th – Arts Club, Liverpool