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DSD June 12, 2017: "You & I" - Natalie McCool


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DSD June 12, 2017: "You & I" - Natalie McCool

Shaun Cordingley

Welcome to the "Daily Song Drop":'s song of the day feature where our resident indie music writer and former DJ Shaun Cordingley features a song every weekday that he feels you need to hear.

You & I - Natalie McCool

Liverpool singer-songwriter Natalie McCool released The Great Unknown late last year, and one of the highlights for me is the dark, densely layered pop track "You & I". 

Check out "You & I" below: 

I love the way "You & I" sounds: it's beautifully written (McCool won a national songwriting competition after all), and features a subtle, rhythmic accompaniment for McCool's vocals. It's in her lyrics, and voice that her dusky pop music really shine--this is a track that feels like I should be hearing it waft across a patio at that cool cafe that you can never get a table at. There's just such craftsmanship in "You & I" that it feels like a song by an artist at the peak of their ability, but what's wonderful is that McCool is just getting started. 

If you enjoyed this track, check out the rest of The Great Unknown, with my particular favourites being "Cardiac Arrest" (which has featured on BBC 1), and the space-y rock feel "Magnet" (a song I was actually thinking of featuring instead of "You & I", but I feel like this track is a better introduction to her, with "Magnet" to be enjoyed as a part of a really, really good album).


Here's the May 2017 DSD Playlist! We're only missing one track this month (and I'll hopefully be able to add it in later)! It's wonderful, as always, but that should be assumed when I'm making playlists of nothing but songs I enjoy...

Come on back tomorrow for our next Song of the Day! 

-S (@Shauncord

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