Artist Watch: Fall For Natalie Duncan
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
UK pianist/vocalist Natalie Duncan initially caught my attention by way of a song entitled, "Devil In Me", along with it's accompanying on-the-spot acapella performance video. Due to the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and end-of-the-year madness, Miss Duncan was set aside for later reviewing. It's an error I'm most certainly making up for as now is later, and to gravitate me further towards Duncan's aura is the recent release of a live sessions EP that feature her first single, "The Sky Is Falling", as well as two covers. "Sky" and her Grizzly Bear cover of "While We Wait For The Others" are in a class of their own, but the real corker is her haunting take on The Rolling Stones' classic "Gimmie Shelter" (aka one of my all-time fave Stones tracks), where the rumbling Gospel tones from the original are really thrust in the spotlight thanks to Duncan's robust vocal delivery. Yeah, she's 'moving like Jagger' and rolling in the deep with this cover for reals....
With a voice like that, we'll be hearing more from her in the coming months when her debut album, The Sky Is Falling drops later this year. This EP is just the tip of the iceberg as far as I'm concerned. For an added bonus check out her other original songs, "Devil In Me" and "Uncomfortable Silence" after the cut.
Natalie Duncan - Live Sessions EP