London's Rising Triple Threat Unveils a Unique Fusion of Sounds and Emotions.
In a musical revelation, London's own Natanya delivers her highly anticipated debut EP, "Sorrow at Sunrise," a poignant exploration of the trials and triumphs of entering adulthood. Self-produced in collaboration with the talented Jkarri and Kwaku Konadu, the EP showcases Natanya's ability to seamlessly blend alt R&B with elements of soul, afrobeat, hip hop, funk, and jazz, all accompanied by her gloriously rich vocals. This 5-track masterpiece is a testament to Natanya's artistry and depth as she navigates the complexities of growing up.
Fresh from being honoured with the prestigious "Best New Artist" award at the 2023 GUAP Gala, Natanya's debut EP solidifies her as a rising star in the music scene. Building on the success of hit singles like "Raining Tomorrow" and "Angel," which garnered praise from Wonderland, The Line of Best Fit, DMY, Notion, Clash, GUAP, and more, Natanya is set to leave an indelible mark with "Sorrow at Sunrise."
The EP encapsulates the discomfort of growing up, a universal experience that Natanya transforms into a sonic tapestry. From the unease of trying to sleep away a problem, only to wake up with it still looming, to the heartbreak of leaving home for the first time without a mother's embrace, "Sorrow at Sunrise" delves into the raw emotions associated with new beginnings and the challenges they entail.
Natanya's rendition of "Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometimes" is a poignant exploration of heartbreak and loneliness. Her powerful vocals soar over emotive chords, painting a vivid picture of emotional depth and vulnerability. Inspired by influences like Whitney Houston, Cocteau Twins, and Kate Bush, Natanya infuses the track with a timeless quality that transcends generations.
Natanya's musical journey is a testament to her multifaceted talent. Trained at the Julian Joseph Jazz Academy and currently studying English Literature at University, she effortlessly combines her skills as a songwriter, producer, and instrumentalist with her influences, ranging from Stevie Wonder to Tyler the Creator, Afrofuturism to Surrealism, showcasing a fearless approach to her craft, allowing her to explore themes of coming of age, self-image, heartbreak, and more.
Natanya's refusal to be confined to a single genre is a testament to her artistic freedom. Her distinctive sound defies categorization, drawing from an array of influences and experiences. With a refreshing take on alternative R&B, she is making waves in the industry, earning accolades and a dedicated fan base.
From the stage to the studio, Natanya is poised for an extraordinary journey in music, marked by her exceptional talent and unwavering authenticity.