West London singer/songwriter, Nat Slater hasreleased her new single ‘Every Weekend’.
Diverging slightly from the lush and personal sound of previous tracks such as ‘List of Priorities’, ‘Every Weekend’ is a UK Garage banger. Sampling the classic Cherelle track ‘Saturday Love’ and produced by Mark Hill (AKA one half of iconic production duo, Artful Dodger), it’s a slick, high-energy track with sweet melodies and Nat’s smart lyrics about avoiding skeevy behaviour on a night out.
“It’s about when you’re out with your friends and there’s a guy trying to chat you up, but you just know he’s trying the same pick-up lines on you as he has that girl over there and that girl over there” Nat Explains. “He does it to everyone, every week and you can just clock it”
The 19-year-old started writing music on guitar and piano from a young age, after years of absorbing her musician mum’s love of 90s R&B. When she was about 11 she had the realisation that she wanted to be a songwriter as she sat on her Dad’s shoulders at Clapham Common watching Stevie Wonder perform. Since then she’s been trying to channel the same honesty in her writing as the masters she grew up with.
Inspired by artists like Khalid and Frank Ocean, Nat’s music melds Pop with R&B and UK Garage to create something that deals in chilled out vibes, along with a personal lyrical approach and a talent for infectious hooks. She honed her skills both in her bedroom and on London’s open mic circuit, with the city and its culture being a constant source of inspiration, it’s nightlife and music scene feeding into her writing.
With ‘Every Weekend’, and ‘List Of Priorities’ released earlier this, Nat Slater has announced herself as a talent to watch and with more music to come it’s set to be an exciting journey she takes us on.