Natalie Jean + Levi Moore – The Letting Go
State your reason for choosing music as a career.
I always loved music. Some of the members of my family on my father’s side are musicians as well. So, I think I was destined to follow suit.
Tell us how you write the lyrics to your song.
This particular song was a co-write with Michael Peloso. However, when I write a song, I usually have a theme in mind. Sometimes, it is based on what I see when I am walking around the neighborhood.
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Versatile Haitian American Singer/Songwriter Natalie Jean and Country singer Levi Moore release a new Country single
Natalie Jean is a very rare kind of vocalist. Winning recognition across the most diverse of musical genres and quite comfortable performing in English, French, and Creole. Levi Moore is an upcoming talented Country artist. In exciting news, Natalie Jean and Levi Moore have recently dropped their new single “The Letting Go,” and fans old and new couldn’t be happier.
February 14, 2018
Natalie Jean and Levi Moore are excited to announce the much-anticipated release of their Country single, titled, ‘The Letting Go.’ The song is a co-write between Michael Peloso and Natalie Jean.
Produced by Alexi Von Guggenberg, is readily available for purchase nationwide at the iTunes Store, Amazon.com, Google Play, and various digital online stores.
“Music aside for a second, the songwriting is where things get personal – where things connect in a more intimate and communicable sort of way. Natalie Jean’s smooth and gentle voice offers up the first verse – a certain delicacy that contrasts effectively with the thick drum line and the somewhat manic or anticipating guitar part. Her voice falls into the mix like another instrument, brightening things up, enhancing the ambiance. It’s only really when you get to the satisfying resolve of the hook that the lyrics really start to take shape in your mind. The second and third times you listen you pick up on way more about the sentiment and the underlying ideas. It’s an inspiring song, learning to move forwards is important – to get over and get on with things. The song hits with impact, it’s powerful, and this concept is well represented.”
“The set-up of one voice for the first verse and another for the second is not all that common in modern music. It works best when there’s a noticeable contrast, a clear-cut set of differences that lay out the two leading characters and their sides of the story or their input. Levi Moore’s voice adds a gorgeous new dynamic to an already enjoyable and calming piece of music and writing. The two artists together offer so much passion and skill that their performances are mesmerizing. The detail throughout this entire release is beautiful; it’s a carefully crafted single that has been so well captured that you can listen on repeat and not get tired of the unfolding mightiness and magic.”
– Stereo Stickman
“The song binds a beautiful tale of unforgettable love and the strength it bores into the mind and soul of a human body. This track flows over a logical explanation of feelings and relationships which is sure to inspire many young hearts. The audio quality of the song is quite high with keen attention given to making the song enjoyable for the audience.”
“Brilliantly penned down by Michael Peloso and Natalie Jean, this track, ‘The Letting Go’ is truly a masterpiece by Natalie Jean and Levi Moore. With so much talent and passion merging on a single platform, this track is already a memorandum in the world of amusing harmony.”
– Skope Magazine – Natalie Parker
Natalie Jean is an award-winning singer/songwriter performer and a dynamic artist who grew up loving music. She enjoyed singing with her Haitian father, Guy Robert Jean – who was also an artist. She writes for many genres, which would include Jazz, R&B, Dance, Pop, Country, Rap, Heavy Metal, Contemporary, etc. She can also sing in French and Spanish.
From 2014-2018, Natalie Jean’s songs have received over 60 nominations and several wins, including the American Tracks Music Awards, Artists in Music Awards, LA Music Awards, The Indie Music Channel Awards, The Indees, American Songwriting Awards, Hollywood Music and Media Awards, The International Music and Entertainment Association, Australian Independent Music Awards, the Akademia Music Awards, Josie Music Awards, International Music Video Underground, International Songwriting Competition, Australian Songwriting Contest, Global Music Awards, Libera Music Awards, Wammies, World Wide Music Contest, Hollywood Songwriting Contest, and UK Songwriting Contest. She was named one of the Top Five Vocalists in the Singer Universe Vocalist of the Month for June 2014. Most recently she was awarded the Gold Medal in the Global Music Awards for Female Pop Vocalist, for one of the songs currently on the album, titled “L’Amour a L’Infini, which is a co-write with Lyssabelle. Also, she won Best Dance Song, in the American Songwriting Awards for her song, “Red Room – The Remix”. She also won Best World Artist (Multiple Languages) in the 2017 Josie Music Awards. As well as being a Finalist in the 2018 International Acoustic Music Awards in the Folk Category for her song “Smoking Ke Fan,” which was written by Natalie and her father.
Inspired by Lena Horne, Celine Dion, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, and Ella Fitzgerald, her beautiful voice and melodies will surely leave you wanting for more!
Levi Moore is a country singer/songwriter out of Savannah, GA. He writes what he feels and sings from the heart, taking notes Jennings, but also influenced early on by the great songwriters of lore, like Gordon Lightfoot and Jim Croce.
While having always craved the presence of music, he began creating music late, teaching himself to play guitar in the second half of my five-year college career, using music as a balance between football practice and midterm exams. Having been a storyteller and writer since elementary school, songwriting was a natural progression.
After 3 years, he left the oilfield to become a full-time musician, moving to Savannah, GA, and plunging headlong into the coastal fray. After having been nominated for Male Vocalist of The Year in Modern Country at the 2017 Josie Music Awards, He is diligently working at my craft, gigging throughout the week, writing more than ever, and preparing to cut and release my first album this winter.
Michael Peloso is a New Jersey-based lyricist/songwriter who writes undeniably touching, honest lyrics with a sense of simplicity that are uniquely all his own. Other primary influences include Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Carole King, James Taylor, Natalie Merchant, Hall & Oates, Jude Cole, Ed Roland, and Darius Rucker…Just to name a few of many. Michael collaborated with Natalie Jean. “Please Don’t”, a Josie Award nominated R&B track was released in 2016 and is a featured single on Natalie’s Unafraid album. The duo released “Alive” on June 30, 2017. “Lost & Found is scheduled to be released this fall.
Most recently, “The Letting Go” won for best Americana Song in the Clouzine International Music Awards and is nominated in the Atlas Elite Entertainment Music Awards for Best Country Single.
One great review, in particular, is from Jamsphere: “A good duet, in our modern age, is a rare thing. There are plenty of features, guest verses, and co-writes, and the cameo drop-in is a dime a dozen. The number of genuine duets, where vocalists share verses and tell a story together in the space of a song, is very small. If your optimism fails you, as you wonder whether there are enough great acts to keep hit radio stocked with worthy pop music duets, it’s reassuring to find that Natalie Jean and Levi Moore have a first-rate single to carry us through the next few months, all by itself.”
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Discuss your life outside the music world.
I have a regular job and I also teach four aerobics classes a week. Very busy schedule.
Discuss your music career.
My music career started seven years ago. I sing in English, French, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. I sing many genres, Jazz, Blues, R&B, Country, Pop, Dance, etc… I have been nominated over 60 times for my music, and have won several awards. I have released 5 albums to date. I am also a Voting Member in the Recording Academy.
Elaborate on your artist’s name.
It is the name that I was born with.
List your five favorite music videos with reasons.
Thriller – Because it’s Michael Jackson
Smooth Criminal – Michael Jackson
November Rain – Guns N Roses – Beautiful cinematography
My Name Is- Eminem – Who doesn’t like Eminem.
Tell us your source of inspiration.
The source of my inspiration would be my own personal life and watching the world.
Tell us your impression of dealing with paparazzi.
I think that you allow the paparazzi to take some photos, as long as they are not invasive. Unfortunately, this is the business of being a celebrity.
Elaborate on the recording of this song.
So, I contacted my friend Michael Peloso to co-write a song. I wanted something that could be a duet. I wanted to sing a duet with the amazingly talented Levi Moore. So, Michael wrote something and I added some of the finishing touches. Levi and I live in two different states. So, I sang the song. Sent him the tracks. He recorded his part. Sent them back to me. My music producer Alexi Von Guggenberg mixed everything and Voila!!!
Tell us about your future projects.
Currently, I am pushing the single. I have some performances coming up.
List the names of those that have supported you so far.
Marc Christophe and Barbara Christophe
Tell us your point of view on vocal tuning.
I believe that sometimes a song needs a little bit of vocal tuning. I also love the idea of the vocal being extremely natural.
Tell us your thought on quality and quantity in terms of releasing songs.
I think that music is very subjective. Not everyone is going to like everything that you do. You have to be content with your own music. I like songs that are not overly produced. I want to hear someone’s soul in their music.
Tell us your viewpoint on comparing a music career to a non-music career.
A music career is extremely hard. It takes money and hard work. There are challenges of people trying to scam you all the time. There are people that think that their opinion is what matters most. You have to deal with all kinds of feedback and remain strong towards your goal. Non-music career, I think allows for more flexibility.
Tell us your opinion on categorizing music into genres and sub-genres.
I think that at times it is important. We created this Country single and it can fall into a couple of categories. Americana, Adult Contemporary, Country, etc…
State the genre you despise most with reason.
I love all music. No matter which genre, it can make a difference in someone’s life.
List your five favorite movies with reasons.
Black Panther – Great cinematography and meaning
Grease – One of my favorites as a child
Avatar – I love the spiritual messages behind it
West Side Story – Love the meaning and music
A Street Car Named Desire – Great Acting.
State the links to your stores and website.
State the title of the song and the meaning.
“The Letting Go” – this song is about letting go of the past and moving forward to a loving future.
State the title of the album and the reason for choosing the title.
The single is called “The Letting Go.” This was chosen because sometimes you have to learn to let go when something is not seemingly working in a certain way. You either choose to work it out or let go of the past.