Natalie McCool has always done things her own way.
A talent who continually seeks out her own path, the Liverpool-born songwriter worked with Bernard Butler on her 2013 studio album.
Pushing forward, Natalie is ready to unveil a new track, and a fresh back of tour dates. 'Fortress' is mature yet imbued with a rare energy, and aims to be a unifying moment on her upcoming tour.
The songwriter will record fans singing the song at each show, before splicing together the results to obtain the final version.
Natalie McCool explains: "For the release of 'Fortress' I really wanted to do something that would embody the song and the message of the song. 'Let's build a fortress...' is the strongest line for me and I decided to take this out to fans, to put together a very intimate set of gigs where instead of being on a stage in a venue which can sometimes be quite formal and indirect. I really wanted to be able to see everyone in the audience and be literally at arms length from people who connect through music, to be able to fully engage and have them involved as part of the whole set. The phrase 'let's build a fortress...' being everyone in the room altogether, not just watching the show but being a part of the whole process, a real community feeling".
Check out the lyric video now.
Catch Natalie McCool at the following shows:
16 Liverpool Fortress House show
23 Liverpool Fortress House show
30 Leeds Live at Leeds Festival
1 Liverpool Smithdown Road Festival
7 Manchester Fortress House show
10 Sheffield Fortress House Show
12 Manchester Fortress House Show
13 Liverpool Fortress Garden
18 Salisbury Fortress House Show
19 Leicester Fortress House Show
28 Liverpool Fortress House Show
June 9 London Clapham Grand (Charity show with Soak, Hudson Taylor, Black Honey)
3 Isle of Man Fortress House Show
24 Liverpool LIMF Festival (Main Stage, mid-afternoon)
13 Bristol The Gallimaufry
14 Cardiff The Moon Club
15 Nottingham Bodega Social Club
17 Sheffield The Rocking Chair
18 Leeds Brudenell Social Club
19 Newcastle Think Tank
21 Edinburgh Electric Circus
22 Glasgow The Hug and Pint
23 Manchester Fallow Café
24 Birmingham The Sunflower Lounge
26 Cambridge Portland Arms
27 Leicester The Cookie
28 London The Waiting Room
29 Brighton Green Door Store
1 Liverpool Buyers’ Club