I want to bring your vision to life. Whatever emotion you're feeling but can't quite articulate, I am there with a pen and paper, my voicenotes...and my MIDI keyboard!
My name is Natasha and I am a songwriter who recently re-located to L.A.. I was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan and am Indian. I attended Berklee College of Music until 2018 and majored in Music Business, but spent most of my time writing, for myself, for my peers, for anyone who asked really. After graduating, I realised that this is where I want to put my energy and focus full time. I love talking to people about their stories, and helping them find a unique and compelling way to express them. I want to delve into your world and really understand where you are coming from. My background is in R&B but I also love Hip-Hop, Soul, Pop and EDM. I am available for session singing if you are looking for background vocals, or an artist to feature on your song. I can also help you edit vocals, finish your song, fully write from scratch, or do a co-write! Please message me and give me the details of your project, and I am available to help in any way I can, even if its just putting you in touch with a friend who can produce, or engineer!
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Natasha's work blew me away. She's got a unique tone but her patience, attention to detail, communication make working with her feel next level. I was in the middle of travel through the course of the project, but she remained on top of the project and communicated with me as timelines changed (due to my slowness in getting back to her)! On top of delivering an amazing topline for the song, she added creative direction that influenced the song for the better. I can't recommend her enough!
Interview with Natasha Patel
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common type of work I do for clients is usually helping them finish a song of their own. Usually, the artist has a vision and a direction they would like to go in, but maybe have hit a block that they need someone to help them get past.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Ty Dolla $ign and Frank Ocean are two big influences. Ty Dolla $ign because he keeps everything sounding fresh. His songs are full of little hooks, and he just keeps cranking them out. Frank Ocean because he was my reason for going into songwriting. One of the first songs I wrote was a response to his song Swim Good, and since then, I've been hooked.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a AT2020 and a quiet setting that allows for clean, high-quality vocal recordings.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is lyric writing. I love hearing people's ideas, and putting them down in new and inventive ways. I also love taking colloquial language, something that you hear every day that you might not think can sound lyrical and putting it in a song: making poetry out of conversation.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I gravitate towards everything R&B and in my own music that is how I express myself. But many of my collaborators are EDM producers who need a topline, or singer-songwriters who need help with lyrics, and I love all of those projects equally. So, it varies.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: If there is one promise I have to my clients its that I take this work very seriously. I chose music because I wanted to turn my passion into a career, and for some that can sound like work is the same as play. But the way I navigate that line is by remembering that my sound is my currency. If my name is attached to something, I want it to be the best representation of myself and so I would never deliver a product that I wouldn't put my name behind.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes, Luca Zadra is a phenomenal sound engineer, producer and beatmaker.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: At the moment I am working on my next few string of singles that I am debating whether to bundle into an E.P. or not. I am also working on co-writing and collaborating as much as I can.