North Carolina’s rising Pop star Natalie Carr isn’t concerned with people pleasing in official visual for new anthem “Scraped Knees”.
Natalie Carr is North Carolina’s next breakout star. Known for her sassy and empowering songwriting, the rising Pop/R&B artist creates anthems that are relatable. In her latest single “Scraped Knees“, Natalie advocates for unabashed authenticity over making personality adjustments to please others. The song’s official music video is now available to give a watch below.
“Honestly, ‘Scraped Knees’ was one of those songs I wrote that just kind of came out of me. I wasn’t looking to write about any particular thing or any given concept, and I remember free-styling parts of it (as I’ve done with several other songs). As the lyrics came together though, and I began to structure it, I knew it was about the futility of trying to please other people. In the first verse, I talk about getting sober and making tons of changes for a relationship that inevitably failed. It’s almost as if you become the person you think you need to be in a bad relationship just so that you can stay together, but as we are well aware, that doesn’t work. I wrote the hook, ‘scraped knees, jagged teeth, bloodshot baby’ about being emotionally broken and exhausted due to the stresses of preserving a bad relationship and being someone you’re not.” –Natalie Carr
Co-produced by J-Mac (credits include Cyhi The Prynce, Vado, Yung Berg, etc.) and Dillon Lawter, “Scraped Knees” is Natalie’s seventh single since her 2019 debut “Bad Side“. Co-directed by Natalie, Michael Finster, and Audrey Smoak, the music video arrives on the heels of her sold out show in Charlotte, NC, which she performed for the first time with her band.
More About Natalie Carr:
Natalie Carr is an emerging Pop star from Stamford, Connecticut. Currently based in North Carolina, Natalie grew up playing the guitar and piano, but songwriting was her true safe haven. A cross-genre Pop/R&B singer/songwriter, Natalie pulls inspiration from artists like Tove Lo, Miley Cyrus, Dua Lipa, Rihanna, Lauv, and more, but Her vocal style is more of a satisfying cross between Alessia Cara and Kehlani. Deemed “a pop analog to Rap’s Da Baby or R&B’s Anthony Hamilton“, she’s an artist worth following. A 2017 graduate of Duke University, Natalie has always been a strong advocate for human rights, and strives to use her platform for positive change.