The female pop star who took the British charts by storm with her hit single Unwritten a few years ago, is back bigger and hotter than ever with a new record and her inspiration — Mr. Right.
Natasha Bedingfield was the single girl whose first CD, Unwritten, explored independence and enjoying single life. But today, she says she’s in a different place. She’s been dating, searching for a partner and it looks like she’s found that special someone.
“I want to make music that explains what I’m feeling … and music can be an expression of what you’re feeling inside and thinking,” Bedingfield says. “I’ve always believed in finding that someone special, I just wasn’t ready yet.”
Her second studio album, Pocketful of Sunshine, deals with affairs of the heart from feeling like you’ll never find anyone in Soulmate, to that moment you think you just might have in Say It Again.
When Bedingfield heard new single Pocketful of Sunshine on the radio for the first time, it was an indescribable feeling.
“When you’re in the studio you have these big speakers so you never know how it’s going to sound on the radio … and when I heard it I loved it, it still has a nice bass to it,” she says.
Yet, the best feeling is after she has just finished writing a song — for Bedingfield it’s a very “satisfying adrenalin high.” Another good feeling is when she’s on stage and people in the audience sing back to her.
“And it’s their song now, it’s moved beyond you in the studio, and it’s when you hear the song on the radio too,” says Bedingfield. “It’s that thought that I while I’m sitting here my songs are playing somewhere in the world probably a few times. Isn’t that amazing? I’m kind of working while I’m sitting here not doing anything.”
Being able to write with the people Bedingfield feels comfortable with is very important. She has a commitment to herself to be very honest in her songwriting, and with these guys, she can open up and “spill all the beans.”
“For me, if I’m writing songs it’s because it’s harder to talk about things and easier to write it in a song — it’s kind of hidden in symbolism and poetry.”