Emotive, thoughtful and musically beautiful as ever, Natalie Holmes’ new single ‘Floating TV’ sets the tone for her upcoming album Vitamin Be.
Bringing together elements of indie, pop and folk within her unique, intricate sound, ‘Floating TV’ possesses a warming instrumental backdrop of gentle musical textures and subtle moments of experimentation. Layers of piano, fretless bass and light, shuffling drums are surrounded by subtle strings, melty vocal samples and reversed chimes creating a dreamy, chilled soundscape under Natalie’s sweet, delicate vocal delivery. Ethereal, lyrically thought provoking and deceptively catchy, the track manages to balance Bon Iver-come-Sufjan Stevens arrangements with an alternative-pop edge to create a track which is as beautiful as it is accessible.
Using her music to talk about mental wellbeing, Natalie’s tracks often talk about how the fast paced nature of modern society affects young adults, something which is prevent across the new album. Speaking about the meaning behind ‘Floating TV’, Natalie explains: “I have this ever-present sadness at the way the world is becoming more limiting, constantly feeding us stimulation and keeping us needing or wanting an endless cycle of stuff and achievements. This song is about rebelling I suppose – in a sweet, naive kinda way.”
Listen to ‘Floating TV’ below: