The “Floating TV” and How it Affects Our Ability to be Content
Described as a consistently astounding songwriter, South West/ Bristol based singer/songwriter Natalie Holmes writes lilting, haunting and yet also invigorating indie folk tinted with a hint of pop. Now, she is back with new single “Floating TV,” a track that will be residing in her upcoming album Vitamin Be.
Holmes has been releasing music both for herself and others since 2010, while keeping up an unwavering energy for encouraging inward reflection and growth through her music. Beginning the journey with grainy covers on YouTube, she now has countless EP’s and singles released under her own name, as well as extensive self-produced demo albums where her close and connected fans support her. Her latest project Songs I Made When The World Changed sees her with the confidence to officially release a body of work produced and mixed entirely by herself. The lead single in particular, titled “Dandelion,” has received airplay from BBC Introducing and Radio 6, and was playlisted in ‘Breaking Acoustic’ on Apple Music.
The lustful nature of “Floating TV” is present from second one to its final lyric, this all being done through Holmes’ breathy lyrics and atmospheric instrumentals. It brings together gentle musical textures with dappled moments of experimentation, creating a beautiful and warming soundscape that provides for an overall endearing experience. The song ponders over items, more specifically a television, and if should be kept, or discarded so that someone else could give it better usage. It highlights the disparities of our screens, how we are built to be content that other people consumes, and the unrelenting pace of modern life. We live in a perfectionist society, and here Holmes encourages that we take moments at a time to escape from it, and allow ourselves the comfort of freedom and fantasy.