Certain music bloggers can be a competitive bunch sometimes, always trying to outdo each other, wanting to be the quickest to post about the latest buzz band, working up a sweat about how many hits they’re getting as they proclaim how they’ve fallen in love with the next new artist that they probably won’t be listening to at all in six weeks, let alone six months. The blogging world is a pretty inward, naval gazing scene at times. Yet here’s the deal - 99.999% of people couldn’t give a flying fig about music blogs. All they care about is if they like a song or not, not who discovered it first or who got the track the most listens on Bandcamp or Soundcloud and certainly not how many hits the blog gets. It's only bloggers who care about hit counts, unique visitors and average length of time spent on the site. No one else outside of the music industry gives two monkeys.
Which brings us to The Good Natured aka Sarah McIntosh. To the blogging world The Good Natured is no longer a new artist, the hype / buzz period being well and truly over. Hell, we first featured her on Breaking More Waves back in March 2009. Yet to most of the world she is new. In fact the vast majority of the public have yet to hear of her. In an unscientific test Breaking More Waves asked 36 people if they’d heard of The Good Natured. 35 hadn’t and 1 thought it was a type of organic salad. That person was right incidentally.
It’s for this reason that today we’re featuring her current single Skeleton. It’s been out there online and on radio for listening for a while already, but today was the official release date of the song and there’s still a huge amount of work to be done. Just a few thousand plays on music blogs aren’t going to propel The Good Natured to a bigger audience and the sad reality-check fact is that with a record deal in place a bigger audience is required for the deal to be sustained.
So, if you’ve not heard Skeleton yet, spend a few minutes here, press play and if you like what reaches your ears when it finishes then go to iTunes and buy the track, especially as The Good Natured is also giving you this rather fresh and super-hot remix by Grum for free download below.The Good Natured - Skeleton
The Good Natured - Skeleton (Grum Remix)