This is not a drill: Natasha Bedingfield just dropped her new single, “Roller Skate,” the lead from her upcoming album, Roll With Me! We’ve known about “Roller Skate” since last year, but in recent weeks, Natasha was teasing the song and its forthcoming music video. Today, fans can finally hear her lead single.
The song opens with a funky groove and some dancing summer vibes. Natasha kicks off with the soothing chorus, her voice flowing like water as horns punctuate the background. She paints an image of roller skating across the pavement, trying to catch up to another skater ahead of her. When the chorus returns after the first verse, it’s exploded into a kinetic, sunny anthem perfect for this time of year. It’s a freeing song that whisks you “a million miles away.”
“Roller Skate” already sounds like a worthy title track for Natasha’s upcoming album!
Listen to “Roller Skate” below:
You can stream or purchase “Roller Skate” from all the main music providers here. The song will appear on Natasha’s upcoming album, Roll With Me, due out August 30th. You can pre-order it on iTunes and get an instant download of “Roller Skate” now.
Enjoy the new single, and get ready for its music video, out soon. Natasha shot the video in London and Berlin over the last couple of weeks.
Roll With Me
On August 30th, Natasha’s new album Roll With Me will be released. It features 14 original tracks, plus 4 acoustic bonus tracks. Check out the tracklisting here:
- Kick It
- Roller Skate
- Everybody Come Together (feat. Angel Haze)
- Hey Papa
- King Of The World
- It Could Be Love
- Where We Going Now
- Can’t Look Away
- Can’t Let Go
- No Man I See
- Sweet Nothing
- I Feel You
- Wishful Thinking
- Real Love
- Roller Skate (Acoustic)
- Kick It (Acoustic)
- Everybody Come Together (Acoustic)
- King Of The World (Acoustic)
We previously knew of 15 songs that could appear on Natasha’s new album, Roll With Me. All the new titles were recently registered on ASCAP, and Natasha wrote all of these with Linda Perry. Of that original list, only “Party Bus” and “Ten To Zero” did not make the cut for her album. “Feel You In My Life” seems to have been renamed “I Feel You.”
One new title not on that list is “Can’t Let Go.”
Natasha’s last album, Strip Me, came out an astonishing nine years ago, in December 2010. Since then, Natasha spent the better part of the past seven years writing and recording, releasing plenty of songs here and there over the years. Her latest new releases were the singles “Let Go,” “Love Looks Like,” and “Hey Boy” in 2017. That last song Natasha wrote with Linda Perry, with whom she recorded her entire new album throughout 2018. Natasha is now part of Linda’s label and management company, We Are Hear.
In February 2018, Natasha said she was “really determined to get some of the best music and art that I’ve made out and into your ears”. After working in the studio off and on for several years, Natasha started over in spring 2018, this time working exclusively with Linda Perry. The new music is said to be soulful and have a “disco-retro vibe,” and Natasha recently called it “life-changing.”
Last January, Natasha Bedingfield finally finished recording her long-awaited new album. In March, after months of teasing, it looked like Natasha may have shot the cover art for her comeback single. Additionally, Natasha recorded the music video within the last week while in London and Berlin.
Natasha’s new album – her first since 2010’s Strip Me – will be out on August 30th. With “Roller Skate” out now and its music video on the way, we may get to hear another song or two before Roll With Me comes out in full next month.
It’s exciting to finally hear Natasha’s lead single and know an album is just around the corner! Catch up on all we know about the long-awaited fourth album, and enjoy “Roller Skate” now! Keep checking back here for all the latest Natasha Bedingfield music news.
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