Wednesday, March 07, 2007

I see them springing up like daisies...

Natasha Bedingfield was one of the pleasant surprises of the new British Invasion in the US last year. Not only is 'These Words' a top 10 hit, but 'Unwritten' also went on to have major success with a 3x platinum certification for digital downloads alone. Already having conquered America, now the math she has to solve is how to keep getting along with the US markets while not abandoning her British/European fan base. As you can see in the single cover above, she looks like she is brainstorming like crazy.
The lead single from her self-titled sophomore album, 'I Wanna Have Your Babies', might be an indication that she's heading the right way.
What's great about Natasha is her ability to make catchy pop songs that have characters and attitude. This one wouldn't stand out of place in her debut, an energetic, radio-friendly, bouncy one that can stay on loop in your brains. It's already on heavy rotation on my iPod already. Don't you just love how she goes 'Mmm mmm' in the chorus like she's having her mouth covered and then burst out a soon-to-be-catchphrase 'I wanna have your babies!' . How adorable.
It should be interesting to see how the US fan base would response to this comeback track, as I assume the majority of them is teenage girls awed & inspired by "the empowerment anthem" 'Unwritten'.
Here's hoping she won't face a sophomore slump. Her bro Daniel needs her support, you know.

Natasha Bedingfield - I Wanna Have Your Babies (Radio Edit)

Her Myspace

It's a pity the video didn't quite do the trick, though.

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