Natasha Bedingfield has been in the studio recording a new album for the last several months. Along with songwriter Linda Perry, she has made tons of progress and shared studio sneak peeks along the way. In August, we found out that she’s moving in a “retro disco” direction musically, and we already have one song title: “Roller Skates”! Last month, Natasha was also in talks with Universal Music – is that her new record label? It seems a new album is getting ever closer! This month, Natasha continued to work on her new music. Here are some of the most important October studio updates she gave.
How does Natasha write her songs? She gave a glimpse into her writing process this month:
What comes first, lyrics or melody? Everyone channels differently. I tend to start with the seed of an idea and let that carry me away – usually to somewhere completely unexpected. Recently I have come to the room with preconceptions aside and have found that also to be very rewarding.
Following potential new lyrics in September, Natasha shared some more lyrical-sounding words:
Recording music is important, but when can fans HEAR the new songs? Evidently pretty soon! Natasha and her band have been practicing the new tunes in the live setting recently! We’re officially ready for a tour filled with all-new songs!
Update 11/3: Speaking of live shows, Natasha confirmed that she fully intends to perform the new songs in concerts soon:
Been writing my new music with live shows in mind. So loving the opportunity to create a completely next level sensory audio visual experience for all who come.
We are so ready for a new Natasha Bedingfield album! Though we’ve had some quiet years recently, 2017 saw Natasha release four new songs, including “Let Go,” “Love Looks Like,” and “Hey Boy.” (The latter she wrote with current collaborator Linda Perry.) However, Natasha’s personal life took center stage later in the year. She announced her pregnancy last fall, and her son Solomon was born on December 31st.
In February, Natasha said she was “really determined to get some of the best music and art that I’ve made out and into your ears”. Now that she’s back in the studio officially recording a new album, we can’t help but wonder: Will 2018 be our year? While it may be a bit too late for that now, we’re certain that we’ll get new music by the end of 2019!
Natasha’s last album, Strip Me, came out an astonishing 8 years ago. Since then, Natasha has spent the better part of the past six years writing and recording, yet a full record still eludes us. Though we’ve gotten plenty of songs here and there over the years, fans are desperate for a full-length release. The good news is Natasha is officially recording a new album now! Whether she scrapped her work from her earlier sessions is unclear. But in any case, there’s new music to look forward to. Here’s hoping we’ll finally get album #4 in the next year!
It’s exciting to know that a new Natasha album could be coming our way. Catch up on all we know about the long-awaited fourth album. Keep checking back here for all the latest Natasha Bedingfield music news.