‘Mi Ritiro’ is a slow tempo Italian lyrical ballad that captures Natasha's beautiful vocals, which seamlessly unite the contemporary/operatic divide. The self-penned song literally translated ‘I Retreat’ introduces itself with Natasha’s ethereal vocals emerging gently from the piano and glass harmonica styled intro, building into her full classical voice over the simple yet elegant cinematic orchestration reminiscent of an old Italian movie. Of the lyrics, Natasha explains “Sometimes we can unknowingly romanticise someone and make them into a version that we want to believe; this song is about the realiazation of having to unravel that and return to yourself whole, ready to tell a new story”. Natasha’s beautiful vocals combined with the classically inspired piano and trumpet arrangement, Mi Ritiro is a welcome addition to any playlist.
Natasha Hardy is a classical-crossover singer-songwriter from London, England. Her voice has been described as ‘angelic, haunting and ethereal’. Natasha is trained in both classical and contemporary traditions and writes her own material.