With her highly-anticipated new album ‘Memory Girl’ set to arrive on July 30th, fast-rising artist Natalie McCool has returned to make a flurry of new announcements.
First up, she has unveiled the details of her new Memory Girl Project, where she is asking fans to submit their inspiration for a song she plans to record and release as a standalone single after the album release. She explains the full concept below.
My upcoming album is called Memory Girl, but none of the tracks on it are called Memory Girl – there’s no title track. The album is based on my experiences & memories, from childhood & adulthood.
So I had an idea to write a title track, ‘Memory Girl’, to be released after the album, as a standalone single – but instead of using my own memories as inspiration, I want to use my fans’.
So I’m calling out for anything fans want to share with me – any experience or memory that’s struck a chord with them. It doesn’t have to be serious, it can be funny, even outrageous. It could be a long standing in-joke with mates or family, it could be a funny childhood photo, a first impression of a partner (good or bad!), a song or a gig ticket that brings back memories of an amazing experience from a gig or festival.
Anything that takes you back to that place where you think ‘god that was amazing’ or ‘that was embarrassing’ or those were the days!’
I wanna hear them. Written down, screenshots, photos, videos, voicenotes. I wanna use them to inspire and create the album title track Memory Girl.
For more details and to submit head to – http://www.nataliemccool.co.uk/memory-girl-project
Alongside news of the new project, Natalie McCool has also been announced on the line-up for the FestEvol All Dayer with the likes of The Mysterines, Zuzu, All We Are and many more on July 3rd at Birkenheads Future Yard.
FestEvol tickets are set to go on sale at 9am on Friday 14th May from SeeTickets
But thats not all as she has also unveiled a new live video for her latest single ‘Heaven’. Recorded live from Future Yard during an exclusive live stream at the venue in recent weeks, this new live rendition showcases not only the vibrant direction of her latest effort but also gives us an insight into work on the stage as well.
‘Memory Girl’ Tracklisting:
A Sun Going Down
Take Me To Your Leader
Listen To The Radio
Will It Happen Now?
The news arrives after an impressive 2020 for Natalie McCool, which saw her previously shared singles ‘Closure’ and ‘Devils’ land radio plays on BBC Radio 1, 6Music, BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio and tastemaker support from the likes of CLASH, Under The Radar, God Is In The TV, and Breaking More Waves to name a few.
2019 proved to be a transitional year for Liverpool based artist Natalie McCool, and 2020 saw her forging a new path for herself, having built a strong foundation to achieve great things. Her early single ‘Someone Nue’ saw her invited to support Aurora and She Drew The Gun, alongside playing many of her own headline shows across the UK. Her cover of ‘Wondrous Place’ by Liverpool legend Billy Fury was chosen by Sky to head up the advertising campaign for their highly-praised drama series ‘The Third Day’, a collaboration with HBO starring Jude Law and Naomie Harris, and produced by Brad Pitt’s production company. Check out the trailer here.
Natalie also hosts a monthly podcast series called McCool & The Gang, to explore different parts of the music industry with featured guests she has collaborated with in some form or another, including BBC 6 Musics Chris Hawkins, The Whyte Horses, Hattie Pearson and Silent Cities.
The LIPA graduate released her previous album The Great Unknown in 2016, which saw media support from the likes of The Sunday Times, Q and The Line of Best Fit. Her single Cardiac Arrest was also playlisted on BBC Radio 1 in the lead up to the release of the album.