“Pins” by Natalie McCool

We’re all at least a little bit broken. And we all like tracks that appeal to that, tracks that get under your skin and provide the empathy you really need, that appear as a promise that you are not alone in your pain. Natalie McCool is a British singer-songwriter who understands that feeling better than you’d expect.

There is serious emotional and musical maturity in “Pins”. The lyrics promise ‘I know what it feels like to be hurt, I know what it feels like to have cracks in the surface.’ And Natalie really does. Her delicate velvety voice, coupled with soft electronics and incredible spirals of feeling and melody, turn out to be the beautifully dark yet comforting kind of alt-pop that you need on a rainy day.