3 Things I Am Grateful For Right Now

3 Things I Am Grateful For Right Now


3 things I’m grateful for right now:

1. My Health 2.My Mum 3. The NHS

Two years ago this month, my Mum contracted pneumonia, meningitis, and had a string of pulmonary embolisms…we nearly lost her. We (my family) took it in turns to sit by her bedside whilst the nurses told us it was touch and go. With the help of all the wonderful Doctors and Nurses they managed to get her back to full health. I don’t know what we would have done without the wonderful NHS here in the UK.

Now with the threat of the Coronavirus around it is a scary time especially for the elderly and those that are not in 100% health.

I am going to try to go about my daily routine as much as possible, eat healthily and stay warm as it’s really important more than ever to keep my immune system strong.

One thing you can do to strengthen your immune system is to watch a comedy or listen to uplifting music.

If you want to listen to an uplifting song listen to ‘Strong’ the final song from my album: http://bit.ly/strongsong I just want to take this opportunity to wish you good health and happiness!

I am sending you love and healing energy if you are are feeling low or under-the-weather at the moment…take care of yourself & keep warm!

Lots of love,

Natasha xxx

3 Things I Do Everyday As A Singer That Might Surprise You

3 Things I Do Everyday As A Singer That Might Surprise You


3 things I do every day to become a better singer that might surprise you:

  • Tracy Anderson Workout – one of the best workouts that I have ever done – I would definitely recommend this workout!
  • Practice my scales everyday – the workout never ends! Just like any athlete my vocal cords are muscles and they need a regular workout every day!
  • Plan my meals and snacks! I need to stay healthy physically and mentally! One of the best ways to do this is to make sure I am getting enough vitamins, minerals, protein etc in my diet. Luckily I love food planning, my favourite meal is breakfast, although I am known to have a second breakfast just like the Hobbits!!

Do you have something that you do everyday that helps in your work life?

‘Lost in Love’ – My Debut Album

‘Lost in Love’ – My Debut Album


Hi I’m Natasha Hardy, I am a singer-songwriter and I write my own music, which has operatic, orchestral, Celtic and ambient influences.

My debut album ‘Lost in Love’ has been arranged, recorded, mixed and mastered! ‘Lost in Love’ has been in the making for two and half years; I spent the first year writing and arranging the songs and spent the second year recording the album. My debut album has been a labor of love and I have put my heart and soul into it, I really hope you enjoy my album as much I have enjoyed making it! Read on and I’ll tell you a little bit more about the album in my own words …

The Story Behind the Title

The title of the debut album is ‘Lost in Love’ it is a collection of self-penned love songs inspired by my passions, heartaches and the fairy-tale fantasies that falling in love can bring. Have you ever been in love when you are at the dizzying heights? Have you ever lost a love where you are in the deepest lows? Have you ever been in love with someone that can never be yours? Have you ever met someone and thought they were perfect? This album as a whole is based on the theme of love; wanting it, finding it, or losing it. All of the songs were written from personal experience on some level and I am hoping you will connect with my songs and lose yourself in the musical journey I have created. I am so proud of the album, but most of all I am so proud that my stories are now ready to be part of your story.


I am so honored to have worked with Tom E Morrison who produced the album for me. Tom as a multi talented producer and composer has produced international artists (Bonnie Tyler, Roachford), various film scores and countless multi media. Tom recently produced the soundtrack for the movie ‘Viking Destiny‘ with Terence Stamp which features my vocals in the soundtrack and one of my songs ‘Strong’ from the album.

Tom E Morrison – Producer

I am also honored to have written one song on my album with film composer Michael A Levine who also produced the song ‘Crossing The Highway’, it is a song that was originally intended for the animated feature film ‘Rango’ featuring the voice of Johnny Depp. Michael has written for the feature film soundtrack to Hunger Games (Catching Fire) among others, and most recently the sci-fi fantasy mermaid TV series, Siren.

Michael A Levine – Producer (Crossing The Highway)


It has been amazing to have worked alongside all of the talented musicians that are on the debut album and I am extremely honored to have Dermot Crehan, world renowned violinist feature on my album. Dermot has played on so many amazing productions and film scores including feature film trilogy Lord of the Rings, Harry Potterand with artists Andrea Bocelli, Carl Jenkins and Il Divo to name but a few.

The wonderful musicians that also play on the debut album are Stefano Marzanni on piano, Alice Sophie on Cello, Anna Quiroga on Harp, Alexander Verster on Double Bass, Nick Lacey on Flute, Graham Pike on Brass and Tom E Morrison on Keyboards and Percussion.

Working with all the musicians being in such close proximity with them in the studio setting watching my work come alive was an amazing experience, one that I will never forget and one that I want to repeat again very soon.

Dermot Crehan – Award Winning Violinist

A little side story – When I was in the studio for the first time with award winning violinist, Dermot Crehan, I was holding my camera to film some behind the scenes footage and I had tears rolling down my face because the sound and the vibration of his instrument was just so beautiful. It touched my soul so deeply, it was a dream come true and in that moment I knew that this album was going to be very special. To see Dermot play his heart out because he really liked my songs was so humbling, and it is and real honour and privilege to have experienced that.

Making of the Debut Album

I learnt a lot from making this album! This album has definitely changed my life and helped me grow as a person. I think I went through a rainbow of emotions whilst making this album from fear all the way through to joy. I learnt to stick with my original material, to believe in myself and to honour the God given ideas and inspirations that have been gifted to me.


When I first started to write the songs for Lost in Love, emotionally it was very cathartic. The songs I write are about my life, so they are based on my real life stories, thoughts and fantasies, and to let that all out I had a to go to a deep, sometimes very dark place inside and revive buried emotions. I usually write lyrics first then the melody and then the harmony.

Writing the lyrics for me is the easiest part, putting them together with music can take longer as I ‘feel’ my way through the process. I’ll sit with the lyrics at my piano and play around for a while and write down what feels right or I’ll sing the melody and work out the accompanying chords. Sometimes the process of writing a song can take hours or days but it often takes months to refine. When the final result is intrinsically tangible, I know it’s ready.

Once I had completed writing all the songs for the album, I asked my friend and pianist Stefano Marzanni, to join me in creating some classical style arrangements for eight of the ten songs on the album. Stefano is a classical trained pianist but is also an amazing jazz and pop pianist so it was easy for him to understand the nuances I was trying to create in my compositions.

Working with Stefano was one of my favourite experiences while creating the album and I loved working on the arrangements that we worked on together. For me, a song that is built on voice and piano is like the backbone of any recording; if you can strip down a production to these two instruments with the melody, lyrics and harmony all well balanced and it still sounds good then you know you have done your job well.

Stefano Marzanni – Pianist and Arranger


Once all the songs were finished, my Producer, Tom E Morrison, really brought my songs to life. Because he has such a wealth of knowledge, experience and excellent musical taste he was really able to get into the mindset of what I wanted especially when it came to crossing over genres, experimenting with specific sounds and making the album cohesive.

Tom was instrumental (pardon the pun!) in making my debut album, he worked so hard not only on all the arrangements but also with me on my vocals. I am a perfectionist and we spent hours working through each production with a fine tooth comb to get the clean crisp sound!

I think producers are the unsung hero’s of any song or album and I really couldn’t have made this album sound the way it does without Tom. Tom worked tirelessly making all the arrangements and production sound amazing, and it was so lovely to work with him especially while we were recording the musicians.

When we were recording the vocals I tried to capture my voice with it’s vulnerable yet powerful quality to compliment the Celtic, operatic, orchestral and choral elements. I actually really love how all the backing vocals that make up the choral elements turned out, recording vocals was the icing on the cake for me. After recording all the musicians and getting the track ready for me to sing on, it was such an amazing experience to finally sing my songs and literally pour my heart into singing them.

Tom and I spent a lot of time together really getting everything perfect and over the course of the year we became very good friends and it’s thanks to Tom that I have the wonderful musicians Dermot Crehan, Graham Pike and Nick Lacey playing on the album.

Just a little side note – Tom’s nickname for me was hawk ears because I was such a perfectionist in the production process, but I think the end result is definitely worth it, I hope you agree! I will be forever grateful for to Tom for helping me make my dream come true!

My Influences

I have many influences, and you will hear them in my music. I think there are three categories that I can group my influences in, Artists, Composers and Singers. The Artists that I think influenced me the most are Enya and Enigma, the operatic voices of Maria Callas, Renee Fleming and Angela Georgiou and film music producers such as Hans Zimmer Gabriel Yared and Alan Silvestri.

I love Enya, I grew up listening to her music, she has this timeless quality to her voice and music and whenever I hear her I am instantly transported to another world, which is what I had hoped for my album. I am also influenced the artists collectively known as Enigma, I really admire the production style, it is flawless and I love how the voices seem to seamlessly melt into eachother.

I love film scores and film music producers such as Hans Zimmer who has scored for some amazing films; a few of my favourites to mention are Inception, Interstellar and Gladiator. I also love the composer Gabriel Yared who scored the English Patient, Betty Blue and Amelie. But I think my favourite film composer is Alan Silvestri, who scored some of my favourite films including the Abyss and Cast Away.

The Artwork

I wanted the album artwork to capture the look of someone that is just about to tell you a great story, you don’t know how it is going to begin or end but you know it is going to be a good story with some heartache, some anticipation and a sprinkling of wonderment thrown in. I don’t know if I actually managed to capture all of that on my face, but if you knew me you will know that when I have that look, something wonderful is going to happen!

It’s a weird thing having your photograph taken, for the album cover I actually had so many photographs taken but it was only when I commissioned Maria Mirage that she was able to capture this look. I had seen some of her photographs, she takes a lot of fantasy inspired photographs of mermaids and princesses, water nymphs etc and I fell in love with her work. As soon as I saw the photograph she had taken of me, I knew that it would be the right one. Actually, during that shoot I was the most relaxed I have ever been in a photoshoot.

I wanted to be surrounded by flowers and roses to represent romance and the ethereal princess quality of a fairytale, because when you are in love that’s how it can feel, it can be completely surreal! The princess style dress along with the flowers portray the fantasy elements that I so love.

The dress I am wearing was a wedding dress that I bought from a lovely lady near the south coast of England. She had only worn it once on her wedding day and had kept the dress in a pristine condition for 10 years. I loved the romance of the story of wearing a dress that someone had been blessed with love in. I customised the dress myself, I changed the neckline and added sleeves to make it even more romantic. I knew it had to be red because red for me is the colour of passion, romance and root emotions.

The back cover where I am laying down represents the dream that I am in. If you look at my hands you can see that I am pointing to the song listings, this represents my invite to you to join me on the ‘Lost In Love’ musical journey.

In the album artwork, I also have photography by Paul Stott who is a long time friend and photography collaborator. I will be doing a special edition of the Album with his photographs at some point so watch out for future limited editions! The photograph of me laying down on the tree is a photo that I didn’t know he was taking, I was just laying there in between other takes and I just think he managed to capture a moment where I really was lost in thought, I really was one with the universe and nature and I just thought it was so appropriate to have it as part of the artwork.

I also have a wonderful photograph taken by Magdalena Smorlenska that was actually taken not very far from where I live. I commissioned Magdelena after explaining my vision to her, and after showing her my red dress and my music video for ‘In Too Deep’ I knew she would be able to capture some wonderful movement photography as I had seen some of her award winning photographs of dancers. The final artwork photograph is slightly digitally manipulated to give a feel of even more movement and it is one of my favourite photographs ever taken of me.

My hopes for the album

I think the biggest hope is that people will enjoy my music. Music is such a huge part of life; I would love my music to become part of your life story. I hope when you listen to my music you are transported to your own private kingdom where you can become lost in love, whether its to mend a broken heart, transform a dream into a magical moment or transport you to another time and place.

If I can heighten a moment of emotion and become part of your life, story and memory, I have done my job well. I am now looking forward to making my next album but most of all I am excited and looking forward to working with my band and performing my songs live for you.

I have put my heart and soul into this album; from the cinematic styled arrangements to my heartfelt lyrics, I am really hoping you will connect to the songs and they will become just a part of your life as they have been a part of mine.

Sending love & light,

Natasha x

Enter The Gate

Enter The Gate


Hi there,

Thanks for dropping by to read my new blog post.  This post is quite a personal post and I wrote it because I really wanted to share the background of my song ‘Enter the Gate’ and why it is such a special song to me.

It is not always easy to share feelings through words, and I am usually much better at doing this in a song form (!) but I feel that as an artist and as a human being it is really important for me to be able to allow myself the gift of ‘letting go’. So thank you for taking the time to read, I’m honoured that you are here.

For me writing and making music is all about the art of expression; expression of my feelings, my thoughts, my hopes and my dreams.  I have always found such comfort and release from being able to write from my heart, so I hope the story of ‘Enter the Gate’ gives you a little more insight into to my world as a human and as an artist.

Time is the greatest healer they say, and for the most part I believe that is true, however something that I find profoundly healing is the gift of music. Music to me helps me move from reality to another world where I can find myself on a whole new level, whether that ultimately be physically or spiritually.

Have you ever put a song on and it makes you want to dance? Have you ever listened to a song that just makes you want to cry? Have you ever heard a piece of music that just allows you to drift, drift into your own inner consciousness and be one with yourself and the whole world?

Yes I hear you cry! I happens to me all the time too! Well that is what I hope happens when you listen to my song ‘Enter The Gate’.

I really hope that my song touches your soul and that it may become part of your life as it part of mine.

So here goes…

It has been a really difficult year for me, unbeknownst to many I lost my beloved Father this year after he had a 13 year-long battle with prostate cancer.  My Father or ‘Pops’ as I affectionally called him was a very special man.  We were so similar in so many ways and there are endless amounts of things that I could tell you about him, but hey, just take my word for it, if you met him, you would have loved him!

He meant the absolute world to me and there will never be enough space on the page to tell you all about him, but one thing was for sure, he really loved my album and he was so proud of the music I was creating, and that’s the reason why I wanted to release ‘Enter the Gate’, as my third single from my debut album ‘Lost in Love’ as a loving dedication to him.

But there is, as there is with a lot of my songs, more than meets the eye within the lyrics and meanings that they convey.

My song ‘Enter the Gate’ is no different and contains the metaphorical message of the journey of both self-discovery and transition from one state to another.

When I wrote ‘Enter the Gate’ the title of the song just seemed to sum up everything that I was trying to explain in one phrase, but it wasn’t until later that I realised this phrase had been used before.

I am really interested in self-discovery and learning about our feelings and what makes us so human and so over the years I have read a lot of books by different authors about the self, our divine self and also about self-improvement or self-help and transformation into our best self.

It was actually when I was reading a book called ‘Fear No Evil’ by Eva Pierrakos and Donovan Thesenga that I came across the phrase ‘Enter the Gate’. In the book they talk about entering the ‘gates’ of our emotions. For instance, it talks about fear being an illusion and when we go through the gate that we are fearful of (by feeling our way through) we go on to discovering our true self.

For example (and I quote) “…Through the gateway of feeling your weakness, lies your strength; through the gateway of feeling your pain lies your pleasure and joy; through gateway of feeling your fear lies your security and safety;…”

All the time while my Father was ill and was fighting his long battle with cancer I was so fearful and dreaded the time when he would not be able to fight anymore, and not knowing when that would be was awful.

When my father did leave this physical world even though I was devastated and broken-hearted I still felt relief for him, for he was no longer in pain; and however much I miss him dearly, every single day I miss him, one thing that I am so grateful for is that he is no longer in pain.

So if there is a heaven, I can imagine angels asking him to “Enter the gate with me…”.

Sometimes I feel like the little voice in my head who is always telling me ‘everything will be okay’, ‘you got this’, and ‘you can do this’ is the part of me which inspires me to never give up, to never lose hope and to always carry on and live life to the full as much as I possibly can even when I smile through the pain.

And sometimes when I get to the point where I ‘enter the gate’ of non-resistance, I feel like everything will be and is okay.

And so my song ‘Enter the Gate’ seemed to be more important to me than ever as I feel like it is a song that I can dedicate to him and dedicate to anyone who is going through any kind of transition personally, on a physical, emotional or spiritual level.

I hope this blog has given you some insight into why this is such a precious song to me.

As always sending you so much love from the bottom of my heart,

In Love & Light,

Natasha x


Behind the Scenes – ‘Enter The Gate’ Music Video

Behind the Scenes – ‘Enter The Gate’ Music Video



I just thoughts I’d share with you some of the amazing photo’s that were taken whilst we were shooting the music video for my new single ‘Enter The Gate’ taken from my debut album ‘ Lost in Love’!

As you can imagine it was a bit of a whirlwind trying to shoot with a small team but I think you will love the results!

We shot the music video in Liverpool, near Formby woods and on the beautiful sand dunes.

We were really lucky to have such good weather although the first day of shooting was a bit breezy to say the least!

I am used to waking up early in the morning and hopefully it will show in  the footage, as I wanted to make sure we had a sunset and a sunrise to go with the lyrics of the song.

I am now working with my lovely Co-Director and Director of Photography Steven Wheeler to get the first ‘Cut’ as Steven will also be editing the the video; its a real pleasure to be able to work with him during this process, as it’s amazing to be able to see my vision come to life!

I am also so excited as I’ll be starting the ‘Enter The Gate’ Campaign soon and you will be able to be a huge part of this next stage of my musical journey!

See you soon!

In Love & Light,

Natasha x







Hi there!

Welcome to my blog about my song ‘Mi Ritiro!

Mi Ritiro is the second single from my debut album ‘Lost in Love’.  It’s a bitter-sweet love song that that is essentially the story about waking up and wishing to return to ‘reality’ when you have been in love with the wrong person!

I wrote it in Italian as being classically trained some of my favourite arias that I sing are in Italian and the call to write in the original language of love (even though I am not fluent in Italian, I had some help with the correct grammar!) seemed appropriate.

I had written the lyrics and most of the melody when I teamed up with my good friend and wonderful pianist Stefano Marzanni. He helped write the harmony and arrange the piano part in a way that sounded classical yet simple. I wanted the song to sound like something between an aria from a modern opera and a song from a soundtrack of an old Italian movie.

Once it was written, I worked closely with my amazing producer Tom E. Morrison, who worked tirelessly to bring my vision to life. Working with Tom in the studio was amazing, watching all of the musicians record their parts and being able to watch my song come to life was such a wonderful experience and one that I never forget.

Stefano leads the instrumentation with the beautiful original piano arrangement alongside the string section. On violin, I have award-winning violinist Dermot Crehan who has on the Lord of the Rings Soundtrack, with Andrea Bocelli, Annie Lennox and many others; I am so blessed to have him on my track! Then I have Alice Sophie on cello, Alexander Verster on double bass; Graham Pike on brass and Tom E. Morrison playing keyboard. Oh, and myself as the vocalist of course.

Graham actually played the trumpet part that you hear in one take. I was blown away when we were in the studio; I had goosebumps all over and knew instantly that would be the one to stay. I am really pleased with the end result. Everyone worked really hard to give an amazing performance for me and Tom’s pristine production is the icing on the cake.

Once the track was ready I knew I had to make a beautiful music video to accompany the song.  I started story boarding and planning my outfit.  The dress I wear in the video is the same dress that is on my album cover ‘Lost in Love’.

Producing music videos is something that I have really started to enjoy, it feels like I can engross myself in the final presentation of the song that I wrote and although it’s always hard work I think the end result is worth it!

My brother Laurence Hardy agreed to be the Director of Photography and Editor and once I knew he was on board I was so excited!  The location that we chose was a beautiful woodland in Hampshire, England, and we filmed at dusk to try to get the beautiful golden light.

We filmed the video in 4K definition which meant that when I was singing, I was actually singing double time so we could slow it down in post-production and get this really romantic feel to the video. I am really pleased with the result, I hope you enjoy ‘Mi Ritiro’ as much as I enjoyed making it for you!

See you soon!

In love & light, Natasha x