Nat Oaks has unveiled her latest single ‘Retriever’ a thoughtful ode to balance in relationships. It’s an exciting next chapter in her distinctive brand of reimagined Hip-hop.
Nat Oaks – Retriever
As a proud black queer feminist, Nat Oaks uses her music to speak on a wide variety of themes. She takes inspiration from renowned artists such as Arlo Parks, Queen Latifah, Lauryn Hill, Frank Ocean, and Tyler the Creator, to name a few.
Some of Nat’s accomplishments include receiving support from the likes of BBC Introducing, Wordplay Magazine, and Notion. She also took part in Warner Chappell Music and YouTube Music’s Summer Of Pride Writing Camp. Last but not least, Nat has performed at Love Saves The Day and Wireless Festival.
For her newest track Retriever, Nat touches on a highly relatable subject, as she further explains:
“I wrote this song as a reflection on a lack of reciprocation in relationships, where the balance just isn’t there. I also wanted to focus on abstract imagery so that each person listening can put themselves in the song and see where they deserve more in whatever relationships they have.”
In a track where balance seems to be a recurrent theme, this also translates into the soft penned production, alternating between Trip hop and Hip-hop, where the subtle beats and harmonious guitar arrangements are topped only by Nat’s soothing vocal work which halfway through song, switches to a more rap-esque and lively delivery.
Emotional on a personal level, Retriever is a gem brimming with sensibility.
Ever since her debut, Nat Oaks has developed a signature sound in the already complex Alternative Hip-hop scene, on top of that, her stunning live performances make clear that she is ready for the big stages and beyond.