LA-based Scottish singer/songwriter, Natalie Clark, has released her sophomore EP, Head North. Spin it above.
On the EP, Clark shares, “This record is the soundtrack of my journey from school teacher in Scotland to chasing my dreams of becoming a musician in America. It documents the highs, lows, and everything in between.
“My hope is that listeners can feel empowered to pursue their dream, their path, their True North. It doesn’t always go swimmingly, and there are bound to be challenges along the way, but it’s always worth it. For so long, I wasn’t brave enough to face my dreams, and now having finally taken that leap, I hope my music and story gives other people the courage to pursue their passion too.”
Scottish singer-songwriter Natalie Clark, who has reaped plaudits from Richard Branson and BBC Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw, launched her self-released debut EP, Eagles, in Scotland before heading stateside. Selected as a Mercedes Benz KTLA “Artist to Watch,” Natalie was featured in the Mercedes Benz U.S. commercial campaign, which also included performances at the famous Roxy on Sunset, and The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. She was handpicked to open for the Grammy award winning Indigo Girls tour and has been recording in L.A. when not busy touring the U.S. Natalie was also featured on Season 10 of NBC’s TV show, The Voice, where Christina Aguilera sang praises of her “cool, powerful voice,” and Blake Shelton referred to her verses as “incredible.”
After giving up her teaching career in Scotland to pursue her dream of writing and playing music, the rising soul-pop artist made headlines in the U.K. when Branson invited her to sing on-stage at a BBC Radio 1 Academy session in Glasgow. Clark accepted his impromptu challenge, and sang “Weakness” from her debut EP. It prompted Branson to proclaim: “That was absolutely and utterly stunning – no backing band, no musicians, no forewarning.” He later called her “inspiring.” Grimshaw, who was hosting the BBC Radio 1 Academy event, played ‘“Weakness” and further sang Clark’s praises on his BBC Radio 1 show the following day.