Get to know Austin-based singer/songwriter Natalie Jane Hill ahead of the release of her sophomore album, Solely, coming October 29 via Dear Life Records, with this new track “Orb Weaver”, which has some of the hottest finger-picked guitar I’ve heard in some time. Hill’s intricate playing is what first hooked me into the track, but more subtle flourishes emerge as it develops, like gentle slide guitar + strings, deepening the atmosphere. Hill’s voice too is pretty unique, with a nostalgic vibrato and sharpness in certain deliveries that brings me thoughts of Joan Shelley, Jessica Pratt or Aldous Harding on her first, more folk-forward debut. Comparisons aside, I think if you dig any of those names, guitar playing of any nature, and just getting lost in a wistful but steady tune – check this out.
Solely is out October 29 via Dear Life – preorder the album HERE.