PopLurker Reviews: Pop Single ‘Perfume’ by Natalie Shay

By Breana Ceballos



PopLurker was invited to hear a new single from upcoming artist Natalie Shay for her new single ‘Perfume’.

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‘Perfume’ is a combination of cute and quirky and all wrapped up in an 80’s vibe. The track accomplishes what other songs can only imitate and really makes it feel like this is something that would have just popped on the radio back in 1986. It is definitely something that would have played at my house nonstop on cassette tape. Lucky for you that it is up on SoundCloud now and you can listen to it without the hassle of rewinding or switching the sides of the tape!

The song is available to listen to right here on SoundCloud.

You can also listen to this song on Spotify so make sure you add it to your throwback list and let it mellow there with the cool tunes of the past. This song is right up my alley and I honestly love anything with this kind of vibe to it. It is the kind of song that makes you just want to sway back and forth while listening. One of the best qualities of a song, and something I find myself doing often while listening to other British pop bands.

This song is perfect for anytime really, I picture listening to it while out for a walk or even just getting some chores done around the house. Its chorus is quite catchy “I’m gonna let you down, but let you down slowly”, something I haven’t been able to get out of my head since I first started listening to it this morning. You won’t be able to help yourself from singing along.


Shay herself has some words to say about ‘Perfume’. “I love how this track is so different from my others but is very self-contained” Shay reveals, “I especially loved the use of using modular synths and other productional techniques to create a sound which is a mix of my live, real instrument sound and and a new productional identity”. Co-written and recorded with Jonathan Vears (Imagine Dragons) and mixed by Pete Dowsett (The Vaccines), the single is brought to life through Shay’s distinct indie pop sensibilities and prominent vocal harmonies. Thematically, ‘Perfume’ narrates the struggle of reaching a crossroads in a relationship and deciding which road to take.


You can learn more about Natalie Shay by following her on her Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or by visiting her website.


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