Forgotten Futures: Natalie Evans
In lieu of the in-person Forgotten Futures we had hoped would take place in 2021, we’re bringing you a selection of sets from artists who were scheduled to perform. Natalie Evans presents a full set performed on guitar, harp and piano, recorded at home for Forgotten Futures.
Fusing a virtuosic talent on guitar, harp and piano with a distinctive playing style and finely tuned songwriting sensibilities, Kent-born Londoner Natalie Evans’ music glows with a rare self-contained grace, as she wraps her minimalist and deceptively simple lyrical lines in winning hooks and harmonies.
Her debut album ‘Better At Night’ saw her intricate compositions and characterful vocals reaching more ears than ever before on its 2018 release via Small Pond recordings. While winning new fans, her most recent material has also been met with excitement by followers of her earlier work, which includes her debut EP ‘Houses’ (re-issued in 2019), self-released ‘Under The Moon’ single, and guest vocals on Delta Sleep’s ‘Camp Adventure’ amongst other collaborations.
Although she’d had no formal training, a fascination with classical music inspired Evans to learn piano and harp in recent years, her talent and studious approach leading her to achieve an exceptionally high standard. These instruments add to her mastery of the guitar, which began as a teen hobby and became something of an obsession when she discovered the finger-picking style that she has gone on to make her mainstay.