We’re always excited to talk about Natalie Shay, the rising UK indie pop sensation from North London. Natalie’s music has an uncanny ability to tug right at our heartstrings. Whether it’s healing a broken heart, celebrating love and friendships, or addressing mental health and anxiety. On October 6th, she officially dropped her latest single, ‘Figure of 8,’ and guess what? October is also treating us to the long-awaited music video. If you’re looking for reasons to become a Natalie Shay fan and check out ‘Figure of 8,’ we’ve got you covered.
The Cinematic Masterpiece That Is The ‘Figure of 8’ Music Video
You’ve come to the right place. We’ve got the premiere of Natalie Shay’s Music Video for ‘Figure of 8,’ and it’s a visual masterpiece. The beginning of the music video is filled with haunting color tones and a blurred vignette. This opening sets a gloomy mood and a trapped feeling. It then moves to faster, brighter scenes that mirror Natalie’s journey from feeling isolated to rediscovering herself. She goes from tearing down pics of her ex on her walls to finding solace with friends and meditation. Also, Natalie dancing freely in her room represents listening and watching along.
‘Figure of 8’ explores the cycle of being trapped in a toxic relationship. The song uniquely explores the guilt coming with self-realization with lyrics like, “You look so good through tinted glass, so shame on me for wanting that.” Listening along to every lyric makes us feel like Natalie is providing some big sisterly advice. Ultimately urging us to recognize our current situations and prioritize well-being and happiness.
Alongside ‘Figure of 8,’ we must discuss ‘Play,’ a beautiful B-side. This track explores reasons why escaping toxic relationships is difficult. It’s the perfect follow-up to ease the self-guilt that gets explored in ‘Figure of 8.’ The self-awareness brought to light within this track is accompanied by Natalie’s stunning vocals. Her harmonies are what stand out against the gentle background of guitar strums. If ‘Figure Of 8’ was the main story, ‘Play’ is the unmissable sequel that closes the story.
What’s your favorite scene in the new music video? And how pumped are you for Natalie’s upcoming album? Let us know in the comments or tweet us @thehoneypop! You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram.