BBC Radio Oxford•
Posted on March 03 2022
Hi there, I recently had a wonderful opportunity of having my song ‘In Too Deep’ played on BBC Radio Oxford!
‘In Too Deep’ was their ‘Upload of the Day’ and I had the pleasure of receiving some wonderful feedback from their presenter and their lovely listeners. As BBC Radio Oxford’s listeners loved ’In Too Deep’ so much, they will be playing it again on their station!
I wanted to thank the wonderful presenter, Fleur Ostojak, who chose ‘In Too Deep’ to be their ‘Upload of the Day’, it is amazing to see my music reaching so many new listeners.
“The hour resident uploader is a song by Natasha Hardy, a classical crossover singer. Natasha’s song, ‘In Too Deep’, is from her debut album, Lost in Love. ‘In Too Deep’ is a mid-tempo song with a beautiful combination of voice and piano which builds up to the harp and strings! The song builds to each an outstanding climax! So, here you go, Natasha Hardy, Lost in Love.”
“Beautiful, thank you so much to Natasha Hardy for her album Lost in Love, and this single, ‘In Too Deep’.”
I thought it might be fun to share with you a little bit about ‘In Too Deep’ which is the first single that I released from my debut album ‘Lost in Love’.
I chose to release this song first because it really does sum up the whole sound of the album!
Whilst writing ‘In Too Deep’ I wanted the song to feel like after one listen you would be swept away, transported to my fantasy world of enchantment, passion and romance! ‘In Too Deep’ is a mid-tempo song which introduces itself with a delicate blend of voice and piano, building gently with harp and strings, leading to an intricate orchestral arrangement climaxing with a powerful finale, reminiscent of an epic film score you wish you had heard before!
I thought I should mention here that I am a huge Lord of the Rings fan, so when my producer, Tom E. Morrison, mentioned that he would ask Dermot Crehan to play on my album, I tried not to get my hopes up too much! However, Tom did ask Dermot if he would be interested and he said ‘YES!’.
As you can imagine, I was over the moon!
Now you probably don’t know what all the fuss was about, but if I tell you that Dermot Crehan had not only played in the Royal and London Philharmonic orchestras for a plethora of talented artists including Il Divo, Carl Jenkins and Elton John but he had also played on film scores including The Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter and my favourite film trilogy of all time, The Lord of the Rings, then you will understand why it was such a big deal to me!
You will recognise his signature sound in none other than the Two Towers soundtrack from The Lord of the Rings film trilogy!
Dermot plays a solo on his hardanger fiddle in the famous The Riders of Rohan track! I am so very blessed, and absolutely thrilled, that this incredibly talented man is on my album! So, the violin you hear in ‘In Too Deep’ sounds so beautiful because Dermot played it.
I hope you like it as much as I do!
Interviewer: Fleur Ostojak
Interviewee: Natasha Hardy
Radio Station: BBC Radio Oxford