Listen up for Nat Jay's song “I Will Keep You Warm” on episode 2 of the Netflix series, My Life With The Walter Boys, out December 7. The song comes from her 2014 album, All I Think When I Wake Up (available on streaming platforms), and uniquely features the artist playing her flute. The song will play near the end of the episode.
Nat Jay is incredibly excited to share with you her new album, Turns Out It's Not The End, out TODAY on all digital platforms. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN
Read on to hear a message from Nat about the creation of the album...
Creating Turns Out It’s Not The End wasn’t as fun as it should have been. Like much of the world over the last few years, I was struggling mentally and physically when it came time to head into the studio, and so was my producer Ovi. My head was pounding on the day we started, and I looked at Ovi and said, “Let’s make a song that sounds the complete opposite of how we feel.” And out came the jazzy, upbeat “Slow Down.” From that moment on, we were off to the races…
Believe it or not, I had decided to walk away from music at the point of recording the album, and this was to be my final artistic output. And I did walk away, taking a job in another industry and staying out of the studio for the better part of a year. But with some time and space and thought and therapy, I came out with a new perspective and realized I wasn't finished. In fact, I feel like I'm just getting started in some ways. When I listen to these songs now, I can see the struggle I was going through, and I'm so happy it was documented on this album, so I can show myself I've come out the other side with a renewed energy and sense of purpose about where I'm supposed to be.
This feeling that I was done was freeing in the end, and actually gave us direction in the studio. We were going to do whatever we wanted with this album – get inspired by any genre and do things we’d always wanted to do. Ovi and I created an album that showcases our diverse musical backgrounds and interests, with influences from pop, jazz, r&b, hip hop, classical, disco, and more. I lived out a lifelong dream of collaborating with a rapper (Louisiana hip hop artist TY Avery), nailed a flute solo, and sampled my then-five-year-old niece.
When I came back to the studio this year, I had a restored love for the songs on Turns Out It’s Not The End – all except for one song that wasn’t connecting, which we decided to throw out. One song short of a record, I decided the album title would make a great tribute song to the journey I’d been on since creating the other songs. Written and recorded only weeks before the album’s release, it documents my relationship with music, shows the perspective I’ve gained a year on, the path I’ve chosen, and my commitment and willingness to be open to the possibilities it offers once again.
I’m so proud to share this project with you all and hope it takes you on an adventure, helping you make sense of your own path – and I hope you like it! If you do, please share it with everyone you know, as this is what helps us indie artists the most! I would also love your feedback – let me know your favourite songs and how they are meaningful in your life.
And of course thank you all for your support over so many years – it really is so important to me and helps me find meaning in my music career.
With love + music,
Nat Jay is thrilled to announce the release of “Feel Sad,” the second single off her upcoming EP, due out in November.
LISTEN NOW: https://symphony.to/nat-jay/feel-sad
“Feel Sad” is a upbeat track that carries a heavy message with it. Here is what Nat has to say about it:
“'Feel Sad' is a song about honouring and giving space to our feelings at moments of heartbreak or struggle. We can put on a brave face and push it all down, but really we have to go through the pain to come out the other side. This song also touches on supporting others through those times and allowing them the space to express those negative feelings of sadness or anxiety or depression or hopelessness, letting them know it's ok, that you're there for them when they're down and when they're ready to get back up.”
Nat Jay is excited to share her new single “Just Kids,” available on streaming platforms worldwide TODAY!
“Working again with longtime producer Ovi, we went for indie pop vibes with this one, mixing traditional acoustic guitars with modern electronic sensibility to bring out the nostalgia of young love,” says Nat. “If you love it, please like, save, comment, playlist, and share with your friends! Thank you for all your ongoing support -- it really does mean the world to me and I can't wait to share more music with you this Fall.”
CLICK TO LISTEN TO JUST KIDS
Nat Jay is excited to announce the release of her new single, “Just Kids,” available on streaming platforms worldwide on September 15.
“I'm so happy to put this song out into the world. It gave me all the nostalgic feels when writing it and I hope it takes people back to those times in their own lives when they listen as well.” -Nat Jay
Nat Jay has been in the studio this Spring and Summer creating her upcoming EP with longtime producer, Ovi. The album is expected to be released in the second half of 2023, so stay tuned for news!
“We've had a lot of delays in recording this album, thanks to the pandemic and life in general, but we're so happy with how it's turned out and even happier to be putting the final touches on, so we can get it out to you ASAP,” says Nat.
"Young at Heart" is now available on streaming platforms worldwide! Listen, like, share, playlist, and follow away!
A MESSAGE FROM NAT JAY:
“In my solitude away from family and friends, I guess I became quite sentimental. I started thinking a lot about getting older and wanting to relive certain moments, wondering whether I was getting the most out of my life. My producer Ovi sent me this track and 'Young at Heart' came out,” recalls Nat. “And even though the song is reflective, I still wanted it to have a hopeful vibe, and I like the idea of, no matter where you’re at, remembering that spirit and energy of being young, and infusing your life with that feeling.”
Nat Jay is so excited to announce the release of her single "Young at Heart," available on streaming platforms February 12, 2021!
Preview the track here: http://bit.ly/youngatheartnatjay
After starting 2021 off with a bang by hitting 10K Spotify listeners on New Year's Day, Nat Jay is thrilled to have now climbed up past 12K within less than two weeks. Since her major placements in Nickelodeon's The Astronauts (Sleep) and Netflix's #1 hit Tiny Pretty Things (Déjà Vu), Nat has heard from fans around the world, showing their love for her music.
"It's been a whirlwind couple of months interacting with fans from all over who have connected with my music, and I'm truly grateful and touched by all their comments and love on both Spotify and YouTube," says Nat.
Listen carefully in episode 8 of the new hit Netflix series Tiny Pretty Things for Nat Jay's song "Déjà Vu"! The racy ballet drama is currently #1 on Netflix around the world and has a killer soundtrack.