Natalie Shay is an indie-pop artist hailing from North London. The multi-award-winning musician has established an ever-growing presence and loyal fanbase through her explosive live performances and unforgettable anthems, recognising her as one of the UK’s hottest emerging talents. With indie synth pop leanings and ferocious guitar playing, Shay’s references range from Haim and Taylor Swift to Little Comets. Her relatable lyrics touch on love, self-discovery and the everyday experiences of a twenty-something.
Combining her youthful and charismatic aura with her classical training and time spent at the prestigious BRIT School, Shay has finessed the ability to produce undeniably catchy music, whilst maintaining musical maturity. Written alongside George Gianluca in his Brixton studio, Shay’s incredible new single “Heaven” came to life. Her new track comes of age in an ode to personal growth, exploring the point in time in which a girl feels like she has become a woman. Shay confides, “I feel like in lockdown I learned a lot about myself and growth. In essence it’s a song sung to my younger self about what I’ve discovered and how I see myself getting through life now. I think it’s important to reflect on the most unique parts of your personality, and as a songwriter I think transparency comes from writing about your own flaws, not just those of others.”
Shay’s dynamic melodies pair with soaring vocal energy and the layering harmonies that bring an overarching warmth to “Heaven”. The familiar acoustic arrangements pair sublimely with Shay’s unique musicality, as her lyrical reflection captures key moments of her life. Portraying her personal story across her repertoire, “Heaven” is the next single ahead of Shay’s highly anticipated EP, where each track explores a key feeling sensed when writing during the lockdown. She continues, “I hope I can inspire other girls in particular to get into songwriting as so many female singer/ songwriters inspired me to do so and it’s saved, changed and made my life.”