Timing, as they say, is everything. It’s something that London-based singer Nathalie Miranda has had an intuition for with her previous singles ‘Poltergeist ’and ‘Catch-22’. And she delivers once again with the new single ‘Battle Scars’.
‘Battle Scars’ stays in your head!
‘Battle Scars’ is an anthem. The song is about a woman who doesn’t let the guy get away with breaking her heart. Nathalie made a point to research songs from that era and make them more authentic. And she has even paid homage to her idol, Freddie Mercury, in the video. There is a moment where she recreates Freddie’s infamous microphone…watch the video to see it for yourself!
One thing you will notice with Nathalie is that all her singles are completely different. She loves to experiment with different styles and sounds, and that is what makes her unique as an artist.
‘Battle Scars’ is a complete departure from the smooth, soulful stylings of the previous single ‘Catch-22’. The voice is unmistakably Nathalie Miranda. That distinctive, raw, passionate sound is hard to ignore. But the new single, while sounding slightly more aggressive, is in fact a positive message about self-empowerment, and turning a negative experience into a positive one.
Nathalie explains, “We all go through bad break-ups, and at the time, it seems that it’s the worst thing in the world! But there is always something to be gained from negative times in our lives. In the case of ‘Battle Scars’, the protagonist has realized that she has been left with these marks on her heart but she has overcome the pain, and she has come back stronger to let the guy know that she won’t let him get away with what he did. She has taken on the role of a powerful, confident woman that she wasn’t able to do when she was with him.”
Onset Of The Pandemic
The pandemic did bring along some changes to Nathalie’s schedule. “Before the pandemic, I had live performances at least twice a week. It used to be a combination of gigs where I would sing my own material, and also covers gigs with my function band. I really miss my open mic/jam nights too. However, since the pandemic, I have been live streaming. Initially, it was really weird to not have a real live audience to interact with, or a band up on stage with you. Now, I have adapted and started enjoying my performances online as well.”
Despite the negative effects of the pandemic on the music industry and live performance in particular, Nathalie has found a way of reaching a new audience through live streaming. “I really wouldn’t have started live streaming in such a major way if it wasn’t for the pandemic. It wasn’t ever something I wanted to do. But I have to say, even when live music does start up again, I will still be doing my online shows. I’ve found a way of reaching audiences around the world, and connecting and engaging with people that like what I do. Something positive to come out of the craziness of 2020!”
To find out more about this upcoming artist and her online shows, check out her Website.