Natalie Shay is a singer-songwriter and multi-award-winning musician from North London, England. Not too long ago, she released a visually appealing music video for “The Edge,” a single about the painful breakdown and complete blow-up of her friendship with her best friend.
Natalie Shay – “The Edge” music video
“The video was directed by Eleanor Grace Hann. It’s our first time working together on a music video. I had made the concept for the video myself. I wanted the video to be quite literal, ie. actually dancing on an edge of a cliff with a ‘friend.’ It was mostly shot at Beachy Head (in the UK), in one day, (a very cold day). It shows the emotional tail end of a friendship breaking down and the comparison to how far it had fallen. My main reference and inspiration for this video was the movie ‘Thirteen,’ one of my favorite movies of all time since I was about 13 myself. It’s a movie about two troubled girls forming an inseparable bond and friendship only for it to go sour and destroy them both.” – Natalie Shay explained
‘The Edge’ is accompanied by its B-side, “Everything’s Been Happening.” The two tracks tell the story of how once you finally come out of something that had grown worse for you, you reflect and realize so many cracks showed long before you accepted that as the case. Also, both tracks voice the understanding of the power that someone’s dream can hold over their well-being and happiness.
‘The Edge’ stays true to Natalie Shay’s signature sound, shining with kaleidoscopic synths, a contagious beat, and energetic melodies. Despite the song’s melancholy theme, sonically it’s the ultimate get-up-and-dance track, allowing listeners to lose themselves in the music.
“So how did we go down? It turns out we were dancing too close to the edge.”
“This is one of my favorite songs I’ve ever released, and as the feelings are still very raw, I’m hoping to find closure in this. Despite missing her and the good parts of the friendship so much, I know in order to still respect myself, I have to honor the power of an apology, and in this case, the lack there of one.
I am guilty of this myself. a lot of my mental health, personality, and entire identity is completely wrapped up in my work. This is the same for a lot of creatives and people with a dream or goal from a young age in general. On realization that these goals may not happen the way you’d always planned, or realizing things are going to be much harder than you ever expected, can cause trouble for some people who lack the courage. I think me and my friend are guilty of this, and subsequently, this triggered the downfall.” – Natalie Shay explained
Natalie Shay is known for her explosive live performances and vibrant, infectious anthems. She writes relatable lyrics touching on love, self-discovery, and the everyday experiences of a twenty-something-year-old woman. At her core, Shay’s a remarkable storyteller, one who continues to break boundaries and trailblaze into her own realm of indie pop from the soul.
Natalie Shay – “The Edge” single
Shay has received praise from notable publications, and she has landed on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist in 12 countries. Also, she has worked on EDM tracks with the likes of Grum and Kryder, racking up over seven million streams to date. Selling out prestigious venues across London, Shay is one of the UK’s hottest emerging talents. Tickets are now on sale for Natalie Shay’s upcoming headline show at The Omeara in London on March 3rd, 2023.
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