THE ME I PRETEND TO BE is the latest single from Synth-Pop artist Natalie Gray. Grabbing inspiration from some of Natalie's favourite artists such as Cyndi Lauper and Madonna, as well as more recent artists such as Paramore, Kings Elliot and Lawrence, this song embodies the desperation of loosing yourself and hiding behind a smile and a cliche whilst it feels that your world could crumble at any second.
Following the success of Natalie's previous single 'Fire' supported by BBC introducing, THE ME I PRETEND TO BE steps away from her usual upbeat and colourful sound and brings a more honest and nostalgic feel, touching on the reality of living with mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, a theme that a lot of us can relate to. This latest track is Natalie's first time opening up about her own personal experience with living with PTSD and struggling to find her old self.
Instead of reaching for your hair brush and throwing your best 80s dance moves infront of the mirror, THE ME I PRETEND TO BE will have you opening your old photo albums and coming face to face with your own demons.
Natalie has teamed up once again with childhood friend and personal agony aunt Jack Craig, (the producer behind 'Dance Floor' and 'One In A Million') to create this vulnerable and heartstring grabbing song.
THE ME I PRETEND TO BE comes after Natalie's first ever UK tour ''TAKE BACK THE BEAT" which raised money for Women's Aid to help support survivors of domestic abuse and violence, a charity very close to Natalie's heart.