Urban Angel is the remarkable solo debut from Philadelphia-based singer Natalie Walker
. A former member of the electronic group Daughter Darling, her voice was front and center on their popular 2003 album, "Sweet Shadows." On her new release, Urban Angel
, Walker recorded with producers Nate Greenberg and Dan Chen (aka Stuhr) in Brooklyn.
All Music Guide describes the album as 'funky and elegant filler free." The disc has been embraced by influential radio station KCRW and reached number two on the iTunes electronic chart. Indeed, with its combination of lush, modern soundscapes and more traditional song structure, Urban Angel
, can be savored by fans of conventional singer-songwriter fare and electronic music alike.
has been available in the US since the fall of 2006 both as an import and via iTunes. But on August 28th, it will finally get a full domestic release on Quango/Fontana. In addition to the 12 songs featured on the original album, the new domestic version of Urban Angel will include a pair of bonus tracks: The popular Thievery Corporation
remix of "Quicksand," and the slinky new single, "Crush," which debuted at an impressive number seven on KCRW's Airplay chart.
Since Urban Angel
's digital release last year, Walker has stayed busy and garnered lots of attention in the process. The album's first single, "No One Else," was featured on the popular HBO series Entourage
while the Thievery Corporation remix of its second single, "Quicksand," appeared in a trailer for Marie Antoinette
. Walker has been written up in publications ranging from The New York Press and the Philadelphia Weekly to Vogue and Beyond Race. She has also played many high-profile venues throughout the country, including L.A's Temple Bar and Joe's Pub in New York City.
3- Urban Angel
4- Rest Easy
5- No One Else
7- Waking Dream
9- Right Here
12- Not The End
13- Sanckens Doll
14- Quicksand (Thievery Corporation Remix) *Bonus Track*
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