After an impressive 2020, which saw her previously shared singles ‘Closure’ and ‘Devils’ land radio plays on BBC Radio 1, 6Music, BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio and a flying start to 2021 with the release of singles ‘A Sun Going Down’ and ‘Heaven’ continuing her upward ascent including Track Of The Week’ on BBC Introducing Merseyside for ‘A Sun Going Down’ and picking up tastemaker support from the likes of Wonderland, CLASH, Record of the Day, Under The Radar, The Most Radicalist, When The Horn Blows and many more, fast-rising singer and songwriter Natalie McCool continues the support for her forthcoming full-length ‘Memory Girl’ with the captivating new single ‘Take Me To Your Leader’.
Bringing back more of that smooth and enticing pop texture she has cultivated for herself, ‘Take Me To Your Leader’ gives us a more glittering insight into what we can expect from her forthcoming full-length. With her own soaring voice layered amongst a bed of bouncing production, her newest release makes for a broad and compelling listen throughout.
Speaking about the new offering, she said, “A lot of ‘Memory Girl’ is about overcoming imposter syndrome in the world around you, and within yourself – and I think Take Me To Your Leader is the track which most explores this theme. I’d had this idea of feeling ‘alien’ floating around for a while – and the phrase Take Me To Your Leader is one I’d never really heard in a song before, so at first I was unsure but it really grew on me.
“It’s about wanting to belong – almost obsessively, wanting to have something valid to say, and these thoughts and feelings spiral until you become fixated “I want to peel your skin, dive for gold, let me in”.