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Urban Angel, is Natalie Walker's solo album debut, was co-written by Natalie and two-man production team Stühr. "I worked with two really great producers out of Brooklyn, Dan Chen and Nate Greenberg. They'd send me the rough copy of a song and the music would just evoke emotion," she explains. "Its like fitting pieces of a puzzle together. When you're in the studio recording its all very raw and real. I try to make a song new each time I sing it. I want it to be unforgettable. My producers are amazing. They forced me to develop my real voice. I've improved my vibrato and my tone. Stuhr delivered exactly what I asked of them. It couldn't have happened more perfectly."
Interview with Natalie Walker.
We discuss why she opened today's show with her song "No One Else"; the three year gap between her last song and her most recent song; moving from Indiana to Philadelphia; going from funk-folk to downtempo; Portishead and trip hop; her previous band, Daughter Darling; experiences recording Urban Angel that she would like to bring to her next album; working with producers Dan Chen and Nate Greenberg of Stühr Productions; the story behind her song "Not the End"; the transformative power of music; religion and spirituality; how the songs for Urban Angel were developed and recorded; GarageBand; her upcoming performances; the Thievery Corporation remix of "Quicksand"; the appearance of "Quicksand" in the trailer of Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette.
Featured songs are:
- "No One Else"
- "Not the End"
- "Quicksand (Thievery Corporation Remix)"