So, let's see what happens when Natalie Del Carmen visits Section 36 Music!
I absolutely loved your recent album, “Bloodline”. What can you tell me about it?
I really appreciate that! Bloodline is a Pop/Folk album that I have been working on with BruNjo down in Nashville for the past 3 years. I feel as though we have experienced all the ways that music can be made these days: Zoom calls, sending files and traditionally working in the studio together. I started this album at 18, and being almost 22, I am so proud of the tracklist, production and memories attached to this album. I felt like I was able to realize songs that I had written long ago, and that’s a wonderful feeling.
I also enjoyed your “The Making of Bloodline” video on your youtube channel. What was it like putting that together?
So rewarding! I grew up posting videos on YouTube throughout my teen years and during college at Berklee. I love to edit and record memories that way. While the video was made for that purpose, I really think it’s a great representation of the process of the album from start to finish. You can see where we started, what songs came when and all the decisions we made up to the release of the album.
You’re a recent graduate of Berklee College of Music. What’s the biggest thing Berklee did for your career?
Who or what would you consider your biggest musical influences?
In the recent year, I’ve been completely enthralled with Brandi Carlile. I think she is the epitome of lyricism, storytelling and song structure. I recently picked up her novel Broken Horses and have found a lot of inspiration from that. Growing up, I trust my writing and musical choices are definitely inspired by Taylor Swift and The Lumineers, who have both shaped my writing dramatically. In terms of what, I have found a recent love for Americana.
What would you say is your biggest career challenge?
What are your immediate career goals?
Bloodline has been my biggest passion project for the past 3 years and I’m excited to keep that momentum going with new music in the near future. I look forward to moving home to Los Angeles and discovering the role of music there as an adult. I have aspirations to play live more often and step foot into the world of music in film & television. I hope music continues to be the center of my world.
Oh, I can't wait to hear that new music!