TUNE Natalie Evans - Empty Rooms & Aeroplanes
The fourth single to emerge from Natalie Evans’ debut album ‘Better At Night’ is “Empty Rooms & Aeroplanes”, which impacts at radio on 17th August preceded by online launches of exclusive bonus track “Parks (Alternate Version feat. Samuel Organ)” and two new videos (look out for launch dates soon).
This single follows heavy blog, press and podcast support for her new material, adding to high profile radio play from BBC 6Music’s Guy Garvey and Radcliffe & Maconie, as well as BBC Introducing; you can also hear live sessions for Robert Elms (BBC London) on 29th June, and BBC Radio Kent’s ‘Kent Ses sions’ show on 6th August.
The single release showcases Evans’ talent as a multi-instrumentalist who can cross effortlessly between folk, pop, experimental and classical influences. Whereas previous singles centred on her intricate folk/math-rock inspired guitar style, Evans' harp playing takes centre-stage on the Joanna Newsom-esque “Empty Rooms & Aeroplanes”. On this luminescent, delicately building song, she explores loneliness and finding the perspective to see through it, drawing on her acute ability to make poetry from the minutiae of existence.
Evans elaborates: “I wrote this song one weekend when I was alone in the house. I’d felt like my life was so busy and filled with noise and all I wanted was some peace and quiet, but then when I had it I didn’t feel any calmer. It was like my thoughts in the empty room were just as loud as the noise from the business of everyday life. Then I started imagining getting to the point of loneliness where “everyone I ever met, I miss them”. In the end I conclude that the best way for me to find peace is by driving and putting things in perspective - becoming “a yellow splash of paint from an aeroplane”.”