Natalie Duncan Talks ‘Find Me A Home’
The rising star on her new single and debut video…
Since releasing her debut album Devil In Me earlier this year, Nottingham-based jazz / soul singer Natalie Duncan has been attracting rave reviews and invites to perform everywhere, from Later With Jools Holland to the iTunes Festival as special guest of Muse.
Natalie has just released her new single Find Me A Home, so MTV caught up with her to talk about what the song means to her, and what it was like shooting her first video.
“Find Me A Home is the only song on the album that I didn't write alone,” explains the singer.
“Jimmy Hogarth gave me a string arrangement that is the root of the song, and I wrote the words and the melody around it.
“I wrote the lyrics when I was a bit depressed and hating London, sat there with a glass of wine and feeling lonely – I wasn’t literally homeless but I felt quite alone, I didn’t have any family or anyone else there at the time.
“As for the video it’s the first I’ve ever made, and, whilst the experience making it was a bit much as I don’t like cameras, I love how it came out.
“It looks really cool and I liked the fact that I got to drive, because I can’t in real life!
“I had the basic idea in my head which the director embellished, I’m driving home and there’s a guy – who looks pretty shady – with a photo of me who is following me. It looks like he’s trying to kill me, but you find out different at the end.
“It is kind if a love story, but in a very twisted way – which is right up my street. That’s what I’m like!