Natalie Roth is a songwriter in the starting phase of her career. If you watch songwriters at this stage, you’re in for a fascinating experience as they try out new things and look for new directions. Usually, you see a lot of ideas, a lot of different directions, and in some cases, completely new stuff nobody else has done before.
Natalie Roth is doing all of the above. Roth is a competent, thoughtful songwriter who’s often in a multi-mode, eclectic mix of almost pop country music, world music, and pure pop. She has some fun moments, and some pretty intriguing deeper moments, like her current song Daddy, which is a sort of emotional epic of separation with a child torn between parents.
If you haven’t heard Roth before, she’s an American artist from California with strong Israeli roots in her music. She’s quite different in one way from most contemporary music artists, with a background from childhood in movies including Baby Sister, Lima: Breaking the Silence, The Delta Force, Iran: Days of Crisis, Rentfree and a lot more.
When you listen to her music and watch her videos, that experience comes out in various ways. Daddy is a truly confronting video in one way, putting the viewer in the child’s position between parents. Roth puts herself in a relatively unobtrusive part of the video, letting the duet with Israeli singer Avi Toledano flow.
That “restraint” works in various ways, and it’s not always there. Like most songwriters, Roth works with her music in ways which are unexpected. The creative work and the production work mix in different degrees of emphasis. The videos do both with added visuals, and her videos are really quite unique in their production.
If you haven’t heard Natalie Roth before, take the chance to check out a new star on the rise, at the fascinating stage of evolving her musical ideas and style. Check out her website here at www.natalieroth.net and explore the story so far.