Natalie Jean is an award winning singer, songwriter and performer. She primarily sing Jazz, but she also writes and performs in many genres such as Rap, R&B, Country, Pop, Dance, Heavy Metal, Contemporary and a lot more. Natalie Jean’s music has received a huge number of nominations such as the Artists in Music Awards, LA Music Awards, The Indie Music Channel Awards, The Indees, American Songwriting Awards, Hollywood Music and Media Awards and the Akademia Music Awards.
Natalie also sings in French, Spanish and Creole. In fact, she is currently working on her new French album which will be released in August 2015. In the meantime Natalie has released a brand new single called “C’est Toi et Moi”, written by herself and her father Guy R. Jean, a famous Haitian artist.
“C’est Toi et Moi” (It Is You and Me) is an upbeat bittersweet love song: “Sometimes, I would like to follow the Sun, So the night does not overtake me, Without the night, tomorrow will not come, And I want to forget you yesterday, This is life, this is love, it’s you and me, It’s you and me,” sings Natalie.
There’s always been an indefinable quality in Natalie’s voice that I’ve been drawn to. Each of her releases are favorites of mine for different reasons. I treasure them all – especially last year’s self-titled 12-track jazz release – “Natalie Jean”. With this new single Natalie has only cemented her status as a very versatile singer-songwriter.
I guess the thing I love most about Natalie’s music is the sincerity that is present in her voice in each word she sings. There’s no pretense, no vocal showing-off. She allows the songs to be heard and the words, melodies and phrasing are allowed to exist equally. There’s a maturity in this song both in her voice and in the words and melody that she sings, which I appreciate and am grateful for. She never compromises her artistic integrity.
Her lyrics are remarkable – allusive and suggestive rather than direct much of the time, and extraordinarily evocative of the human condition within a relationship. This is fine, intelligent songwriting by someone who has honed her craft and found her true individual voice.
Natalie’s vocals and lyrics are nothing if not moving, though with a beautiful subtlety that does not resort to the overly dramatic. Music is at its best when we sense a communion with the singer’s emotions and Natalie Jean certainly achieves that on “C’est Toi et Moi”. I think her long-time fans will love it and some newer fans craving more meaningful music with a slight exotic taste, given by the French language, will try it out!
Visit the iTunes link for the single “C’est Toi et Moi” at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cest-toi-et-moi-single/id977689908.