Natty Paynter Shares New Single ‘Level Up’

Welsh alt-pop singer-songwriter Natty Paynter shares her brand new single Level Up, a catchy pop song about the anxiety and fear of being left behind as your peers progress and feeling like you always need to do better, always keep the next level and the next goal in sight. 
Level Up yet again showcases her natural talent for telling poignant stories through her lyrics with her charmingly delicate vocals beautifully conveying the emotion of her relatable storytelling. I am very fond of the contraste between the sadness and anxiety within the lyrics with the more upbeat production that makes the song stand out even more. Apart from her lovely vocals, I am particularly fond of the punchy beat throughout the song that is seamlessly intertwined with cool guitar riffs and rhythms that together create an overall warm atmosphere perfect for a chill, introspective weekend. Check it out below!



Speaking of the track, Natty says, 
Level Up started out as a song that I wrote just on acoustic guitar, then I took it to BDI Records newly signed FJLaw in London to help produce and bring the track to life. It explores the constant push to achieve certain goals in life with the impetus to progress from level to level in video games. I coupled this feeling with the dissociation that I experience which makes things feel not real almost like I myself am just a character in a game moving through life, like money is just monopoly money, you have to give your time/spend all your lives just to pay to play and every goal in life is just the next level. I think people including myself forget to enjoy the present and are so caught up chasing the next thing that they don’t appreciate where they are, what they’ve achieved and how far they’ve come. 
I hope that by listening to ‘Level Up’ people can feel less alone in struggling with the feeling of not being where they want to be in life. That they realise behind the illusion of success, everyone is just chasing the next thing and they will never be content with what they have or where they are in life as long as people around them have more. It’s an anxiety that someone with nothing to someone with everything can have because I feel we have been fed these lies of always needing more to feel like ‘somebody’ - to keep up. The only true thing you need is to do what makes YOU happy.