No One Else' is the highly impressive debut single from Dorado signing Natalie Walker
. Twenty-three-year-old Natalie Walker’s journey to recording artist has been a very determined one. Born and raised in Indiana to a Born Again Christian family, Natalie would be the first to admit her teenage years were a struggle. Shy and introverted, she found her escape in singing, recalling a key moment aged 13 when she performed at a banquet for 300 people as the turning point in her life.
At 18, young Natalie got her first break. Replying to an online ad for a singer, she sent some demos to a Philadelphia based hip–hop production duo made up of brothers Travis & Steve Fogelman. Having flipped over her voice and vocal range, they demanded she moved out there and in February of 2002, Daughter Darling was born. Influenced by the brilliance of Massive Attack
("I wasn’t exposed to a lot of pop music when I was young, it was religious or country music. I remember the first time I heard Portishead, I freaked out! It was just so strange and different, I fell in love with Beth Gibbons’ voice").
Daughter Darling’s debut album "Sweet Shadows" was released in July 2003. With just online and word of mouth recommendations, the album sold 15,000 copies via iTunes, Amazon & CD Baby. Plans for a follow-up were shelved when Natalie decided it was in her best interests to go solo. Having been introduced to and influenced by Sigur Rós
, Shirley Manson, Lauryn Hill
, Martina Topley-Bird
, Beth Orton
and Alison Krauss
, Natalie decided it was time to develop her own sound further and step up to the plate.
The result is the forthcoming album 'Urban Angel'. 'No One Else' is the first single from the album. Complete with stunning remixes from The Amalgamation Of Soundz
, the Vector Warrior, 10Sui and !mposter, it’s a wonderful piece of deep electronic soul that’s already had the likes of Gilles Peterson
, Jason Bentley and the Thievery Corporation
getting very excited. Also featured on the promo CD single is a second track from the album, the awesome 'Circles'. Welcome to the world of Natalie Walker.
1. No One Else (Radio Edit)
2. No One Else (The Vector Warrior Remix)
3. No One Else (The Amalgamation Of Sounds Remix)
4. No One Else (10 SUi Vs !mposter Deeper Dub Remix)