Nathalie Miranda wonders: Is This Love? on her new single and video — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Is This Love is a powerful mixture of 80’s synth-pop and love-at-first sight. Impassioned and lyrical storytelling is coupled with swells of synth-fueled serotonin spikes as the U.K. singer-songwriter’s infectiously soulful timbre spirits listeners.
“Is This Love was actually the perfect followup to (previous single) Battle Scars, which had a ’70s rock/pop sound,” Miranda shares. “Is This Love was always meant to be a nod to ’80s pop music — which is my favourite music decade — so I thought ‘Why not follow up a ’70s sound with an ’80s sound?’ ”
Miranda’s most recent release capitalizes on everything great about modern production as she reimagines the virtues behind ’80s pop. With plenty of headroom, Is This Love is as full as your favourite Donna Summer cuts, creating an anthemic feeling throughout the entire composition. “My producer worked on a retro production but with modern elements and, when I heard it for the first time, I had the biggest smile on my face!” she says. “This song would finally allow me to live out my ’80s pop-star dream!”
However, no ’80s pop song is complete without a video, especially one where balloons fall from the heavens. Miranda checks all the boxes in her debut video, using her connections as a breakthrough musician to really make this production complete; taking advantage of local venues and a bit of home reorganizing creates the perfect aesthetic for this breakout synth-queen.
“I took inspiration from ’80s artists like Kylie Minogue and Madonna, but my main reference point was I Wanna Dance with Somebody by Whitney Houston,” she explains. “I loved the colours in her video and the way everything was fast-paced. I even bought a purple dress similar to the one she wears in the video! It took a bit of searching but I found something very close, and it worked perfectly.”
Miranda is a London pop artist who has earned respect with her powerhouse vocals and incredibly soulful voice. Best characterized as the U.K.’s response to U.S. divas, Miranda’s voice and energy are laying the foundation for a breakout in the music industry. She has a knack for experimenting with different styles, pushing through the red tape of being boxed into a single genre.