Born and raised in Indiana, vocalist Natalie Walker is an artist whose lilting, melodic voice and lyrical reveries reflect a life journey of determination and self-discovery. With musical influences ranging from Alison Krauss to LCD Soundsystem, Jewel to Beth Orton and Bjork, the former lead singer of downtempo electronic group Daughter Darling delivers her own unique, haunting sonic landscape that is at once organic, ethereal, elegant and entrancing.
Recorded in late 2007, With You is a diverse and dynamic album rooted in classic pop and New Wave soundscapes. The release comes on the heels of last yearâ€™s Urban Angel, Walkerâ€™s debut that has become an indie favorite among electronic fans. Urban Angel garnered critical acclaim and saw heavy rotation at KCRW. Director Sofia Coppola also heard a Thievery Corporation remix of Walkerâ€™s single â€œQuicksand,â€ fell in love with it and included it in the trailer for her film Marie Antoinette.
Armed with a voice that softly swirls and induces chills just the same, the release finds Walker reuniting with the Brooklyn-based production duo Stuhr (Mya, Nicole Atkins) who oversaw production on her debut. As a result, With You doesnâ€™t so much depart from her debut as build on its strengths. It also reflects Walkerâ€™s increasingly varied influences from the upbeat to sublime and serious. From tracks like â€œMonarch,â€ â€œBy and Byâ€ and the first single, â€œOver and Under,â€ With You firmly establishes Natalie Walker as one of the electronic genreâ€™s brightest new stars.