It’s no coincidence that Natalie May’s track is called “Sunday Afternoon” because as I listen to it on a Tuesday afternoon, every cell of my body goes into immediate state of relaxation. Like a nu jazz, indie r&b lullaby, Natalie’s vocals romances away all worries and anxiety whereas the lofi hiphop beat brings out the fun and joy of life.
Here's what she says about the creative process of writing the track:
I wrote "Sunday Afternoon" during lockdown. Covid-19 came around and life became very unsettling. I used songwriting as a creative tool to calm my anxiety during lockdown. I wrote this song to remind people to try and focus on the good things in life even when we are faced with challenges. I want the song to bring a chill and happy vibe to the listener.
The young London-based singer and songwriter is a new name on Stereofox and we’re hyped to have on our radar! She categorizes her most recent songs, like “Sunday Afternoon”, as lofi-soul and we’re all for it this perfectly coined new sound. According to her bio, growing up, Natalie was hugely influenced by neo-soul artists like Erykah Badu and D'Angelo, which puts the neo-soul influences in perspective. Natalie fuses these soulful sounds with her love of lofi-jazz music to create a deeply emotional experience.