NATALIE EVANS-“NEW YEAR” NEW SINGLE
SMALL POND RECORDINGS (SPR150D)
“An artist to watch… I love this” –LAUREN LAVERNE (BBC 6MUSIC)
“Well there’s a voice I love” –NICK LUSCOMBE (LATE JUNCTION
“Really gorgeous… go out and buy her music now”–GUY GARVEY (BBC 6MUSIC / ELBOW)
“Beautiful”–ABBIE MCCARTHY (BBC INTRODUCING)
“New Year” is the latest single to emerge from Natalie Evans’ debut album ‘Better At Night’, which was released tail end of 2018 to widespread acclaim and heavy radio support. Reflective, hopeful, and full of seasonal resonance, this beautifully poised guitar-and piano-led song is accompanied on this digital single by a brand new remix from Yumi And The Weather.
This release follows high profile radio play for the album from BBC 6Music’s Lauren Laverne, Guy Garvey, Radcliffe & Maconie; Nick Luscombe (Late Junction, BBC R3), BBC Introducing, and live sessions for the likes of Robert Elms (BBC London)and BBC Radio Kent, as well as heavy press, podcast and playlist support. “New Year” showcases Evans’ talent for crossing effortlessly between folk, pop and classical influences.
On this stripped-back and personal song, Evans explores the familiar yet discomfiting experience at the turn of the year, or any time of momentous change, when a sense of nostalgia and revisiting old haunts is also combined with throwing oneself into the future. Her intricate guitar playing is joined by a poignant piano part which was inspired by a phase of listening to a lot of Final Fantasy music as well as the soundtrack to the indie computer game ‘To The Moon’, while she also credits Elliott Smith, Peter Broderick
“When I lived in Brighton I would walk to the beach listening to music at night quite a bit, especially in my last summer there when I knew I would have to leave soon”
The Yumi And The Weather Remix spotlights the fresh production spin of Ruby Taylor, the frontwoman and songwriter/producer behind the fast-rising Brighton electronic/indie/psych/pop band whose recent debut album has received heavy daytime and specialist support across BBC 6Music, Radio X, Amazing Radio and more. Her tantalizing rework taps into the song’s reflective feel
Having developed her complex,
Watch a live session of Natalie performing the track ft. Corey from Vasudeva:
A series of self-releases, high-profile collaborations and live shows brought her to the attention of Small Pond, the perfect home for her debut album. Following a widespread tour this summer, and a set at ArcTanGent festival, Natalie Evans has put together a full live band which debuted at London’s Scala for the ENJOYsugoi festival in November. She plays a London headline on 20th February at Servant Jazz Quarters.
It’s set to be another big year for Natalie.