Natalie Duque is an LA-based singer-songwriter from Queens, New York. Not too long ago, she released a heartfelt Americana tune, entitled, “Imposter.”
Natalie Duque – “Imposter” single
“What if I can’t do this, what if they all find out I’m really not that tough? What if all those times, I was just plain lucky? And what if I never was who I thought I was? Would I always be wondering about a life that could have been? There’s an imposter moving things around in my head. There’s an imposter, I can’t figure out what’s really mine, and which parts are the lie.” – lyrics
‘Imposter’ finds an honest Natalie Duque sharing her personal struggles on deciding whether she should pursue a career in music or not. Apparently, she had to decide—should she run and hide or stay and fight for what she wants. The obstacle, the fear of “What if I lose,” was what she had to overcome. Now, Duque doesn’t have to wonder about a life that could have been because she’s living it on her own terms.
‘Imposter’ is an expression of pain lifted by soothing hope. The heartfelt tune contains a relatable narrative, ear-pleasing vocals, and folk melodies that will resonate well with fans of Christina Perri. The likable tune possesses guitar-driven instrumentation flavored with Americana, folk, and indie-country elements. Furthermore, “Imposter” serves as a tasty appetizer to what listeners can expect to hear from Natalie Duque in the near future.
“I can’t figure out what’s really mine, and which parts are the lie.”
“‘Imposter’ is about my battle with imposter syndrome. I wrote it a few years ago after quitting my day job for the millionth time to pursue music. And although I knew to my core that creating music is what I was born to do, I still questioned if I belonged.” – Natalie Duque explained
After pursuing a career as a middle school special education teacher, Natalie Duque couldn’t ignore the voice inside her head telling her she should focus on music instead. One day, she quit her teaching job and launched her music career. Since then, she has carved out a niche for herself as a sought-after songwriter for herself and other artists.
If there’s one thing that makes Duque happy, it’s a sad song. Her music communicates feelings of truth, connectedness, and vulnerability. Also, she draws inspiration from Miranda Lambert’s playful lyricism and Adele’s no-holds-barred honesty.
“I am a highly empathetic person; I’ve always struggled with taking on the emotions of the people around me. But with music, it’s the opposite. Losing myself in a song has always put me at ease.” – Natalie Duque stated
Natalie Duque was raised by a single mom. Oftentimes, she chose the company of music over kids her own age. At the age of 13, she found an outlet for her emotions via songwriting, which provided her comfort and healing. Heartfelt songs flowed naturally for Duque, allowing her to connect with her emotions. Later on, she began sharing her artistry in order to help others find a kindred solace in her music.
“She’s not me, and I’m not her, although the lines are sometimes blurred. In my bones, I know the truth. This house does not have room for two.”
We recommend adding Natalie Duque’s “Imposter” single to your favorite Americana playlist. Also, let us know how you feel in the comment section below. Mel Blanc’s famous catchphrase, “That’s All Folks!” Thanks for reading another great article on Bong Mines Entertainment. And always remember that (P) Positive, (E) Energy, (A) Always, (C) Creates, (E) Elevation (P.E.A.C.E).