Nathen calls his unique brand of music “Conscious Pop”, and that title suits him well. Nathen plays a unique instrument called the “NS Stick” that allows him to play chords and have a bass line happening at the same time. When you layer in his silky vocals, you have a stunningly produced CD that will let you get a great message and dance at the same time! What more could you ask for?
“A Prayer to You” is a prayer that we will see the Divine in everything we say and do each day. Yes, it’s still easy to get bogged down in routine and duties, but this musical reminder might allow us to look at the routine through different eyes.
“To Love” is a lovely semi-acoustic number calling us to find the grace to love. What a beautiful sentiment! We can all make the choice to love each and every day, in situations where love isn’t always the first place we go.
“Go For It All” is a rocker! There is a lot of wisdom in these lyrics. We are reminded to reach for the stars and to go for our dreams rather than surrender to the grind of daily life.
“A WholeHearted Life” is one of my favourite songs on the CD. With its happy island beat, it calls us to know that, although nothing is certain, we can choose to make a brand new choice. We can choose to create a whole-hearted life, knowing that no matter what is or isn’t done, we can choose to speak our heart and live our lives to the fullest.
This new CD from Nathen has a variety of rhythms and styles, including the lovely a cappella “River Song” and a gospel number called “Love Is All of Us”. Beautifully produced with catchy melodies, interesting chord progressions, funky bass lines, inspiring lyrics, and stunning vocals, I think you will find that this CD is one that you will play over and over again. Well done, Nathen!
Sue K Riley, emPower Music and Arts / www.EmpowerMA.com (March 2014)
March 3, 2014