February 19, 2014 § Leave a comment
Natalia Kills gets somber in her new video for “Trouble,” the third single from her eponymous sophomore album. Following the killer singles “Problem” and “Saturday Night,” this “We Found Love” inspired visual depicts a tumultuous relationship between the singer and her toxic lover – which is all propelled by the booming production of the mid-tempo tune.
September 11, 2013 § 1 Comment
Back in 2011, British import Natalia Kills made her American debut with her first album – Perfectionist. Layered under sharp synths and storytelling lyrics, the album showcased the rise of pop’s new dark chanteuse with songs like “Wonderland” & “Kill My Boyfriend.” Unfortunately, the album was not distinguishable enough for Kills to set herself apart from the Britneys, Rihannas and Lady Gagas. Fast forward to 2013 with the singer’s sophomore effort Trouble (released on September 10) – which shows a more confident and focused artists, all while maintaining that dark edge that we all love.
With its heartfelt lyrics and booming production (thanks to Jeff Bhasker), Trouble could be the soundtrack to any 1985 Coming-Of-Age, teenage angst film. The distorted opening track, “Television,” sets the tone with its dramatic, soap opera-esque police sirens. It is the first insight into her musical diaries which is juxtaposed by foot-stomping, ’80’s-inspired production: “Nicotine and low life dreams have never felt so warm/When your father’s on the bottle & your mother’s on the floor.”
The following track “Stop Me” is a bit of a drag and maybe too try-hard. The cliché lyrics like “I put my high heels on so I’m closer to God” doesn’t help either. But what saves the tune is the chilling production – complete with faint coos in the background. “Problem”, the first single off the album, is bad-ass, glam metal & garage rock inspired and completely grimy. It is a bad girl anthem in the making, with sultry lyrics like “Don’t you wanna claim my body like a vandal?”
“Boys Don’t Cry” continues the dazed & confused, wide-eyed musical nostalgia. The soulful song opens with another distorted rocker riff and ends with a super-kitcshy speech. It has a ’60’s pop girl-group vibe, perfect for summertime cruising with the top down. Keep reading!
July 29, 2013 § Leave a comment
Natalia Kills has just revealed the cover artwork for her upcoming sophomore album Trouble. If that wasn’t enough, the “Problem” singer also announced the album’s official release date: September 3.
The album’s cover is very ’80s kitsch, in a badass and totally glam sort of way that only the British dark-pop singer could pull off. It shows the singer in a cameo-like setting with various knick knacks surrounding her, including a champagne bottle, police cars, money, watches and lipstick – all essential items for a posh troublemaker.
Natalia Kills has had a major growth from her 2011 debut album Perfectionist, and if there are more reflective gems like “Saturday Night” that showcases a more stripped and assuring side of her then Trouble will no doubt be a success.
July 4, 2013 § 3 Comments
Natalia Kills is known for being a tough-as-nails popstress, but the UK singer strips away her bad girl exterior with her new single “Saturday Night.” Off her forthcoming album Trouble, the song has the singer reflecting on a difficult and emotional period in her life.
With lyrics like “The tears I cry all taste of blame/Bad luck and dirty cops/I’m a fucking teenage tragedy” and “Pills fall like diamonds from my purse/Right out the hole in my fur coat/Straight down the gutter goes my antidote to a broken girl”, Kills exposes herself in a way that is completely honest and vulnerable.
Listen to the moody, Jeff Bhasker-produced track below! More…
June 24, 2013 § 4 Comments
Natalia Kills shows off her bad girl persona in her new video for “Problem” – the first single off her upcoming sophomore album Trouble. The British import gives her usual dark pop sound a sexy twist in the naughty clip, which shows Kills making out with a piercing-laden male, showing major curves in a barely-there fishnet outfit and setting a car on fire – all while teasing the police. The visuals pair well with the gnarly, garage-rock inspired tune.
With this new video, Natalia Kills definitely seems to be more comfortable with herself as an artist. Hopefully Trouble will be reflective of her sonic growth as well. Check out the video for “Problem” after the jump! More…
March 14, 2013 § 2 Comments
After a brief hiatus, the dark-pop princess Natalia Kills is back! The UK singer has released her new single, “Problem” off her upcoming sophomore album.
The metal-inspired track is pretty badass and reflects Kills’ tough persona. “Problem” is the perfect anthem for a scene-stealing, stiletto-wearing ass kicking chick!
Rock out below: