“Wonderfully fresh sounding indie songwriting with just a dash of pop music, it owes a debt to that enthralling trip to the heavens”
“The increasingly urgent and intertwined vocals, haunting vocal repetition, and thick swatches of guitar distortion place this track solidly alongside Daughter in the realm of darkly graceful alt-folk”
The Line of Best Fit
“…a gorgeously warm, folk-tinged indie number with echoes of Ben Howard and
the War On Drugs” Record Of The Day
Upcoming singer-songwriter Nathan Ball has today released his stirring new single ‘Call It Love’. The follow-up to recent single ‘All Or Nothing’, ‘Call It Love’ track was produced by Nathan’s fellow band member and long-time collaborator Max Radford.
Led by compelling vocal melodies and earnest lyricism, ‘Call It Love’ gently builds with its spacious rhythmic section into sweeping deft guitar and dream-laden keys. Coasting along effortlessly, the track never loses sight of its consistent energy, only slightly shifting when needed into its soaring anthemic chorus.
“’Call It Love’ was written after we’d been on the road through the summer playing festivals,” says Nathan. “We were inspired by the energy of it all and got back to London and wanted to get back to writing. Max had moved his bed into his garage and we turned his room into a studio. It was a great space and worked out pretty well until winter arrived and it got too cold in the garage so we changed it all back around, but we got this song out of it.”
Following his headline European Tour in December, which included a sold-out London gig at Asylum Chapel, Nathan headed to Australia where he is currently supporting Ziggy Alberts on a 24 date sold-out tour.
Splitting his time between Cornwall and London, Nathan finds inspiration in the outdoors, and much of his material is connected to his surroundings. “It’s where I write best; by the sea, in the mountains, in the woods. I love being totally immersed in nature so naturally those themes find their way into the music. I love being in the ocean – just being in it, and feeling totally insignificant. It’s a reminder of the order of things.”
Nathan’s work fuses two chief loves – classic song writing and an eagerness to experiment and push sonic boundaries. Perhaps unexpectedly, he finds inspiration in left-field house music. “I love the way it makes you feel – it’s euphoric, but sad, introverted but expressive. I love that darker side of the genre”.
Nathan’s break-out singles, ‘Right Place’ and ‘Drifting’, boast almost 5 million Spotify streams between them, and were acclaimed by tastemakers like the Line of Best Fit and Clash. His songs cross traditional boundaries of indie, folk and electronica, the universal thread being Nathan’s emotive and magnetic voice.