What ever happened to Natasha Bedingfield? After she released her (severely under-appreciated) album Strip Me back in December 2010, it seems that disappeared from the music scene. She certainly hasn’t dropped an album or even EP in that time. Natasha has spent the last five years writing songs and recording songs. Promises of a new album still linger, but she hasn’t just been holed up in the studio the last half decade.
Natasha actually has released music in the last six years. You just have to know where to find it. Hint: It’s all here. Check out all 20 of Natasha’s solo tracks and collaborations since Strip Me arrived all those years ago.
“Jet Lag” with Simple Plan
The first new song we got from Natasha after Strip Me was a collaboration with the pop punk band, Simple Plan. “Jet Lag” appeared on the band’s fourth album, Get Your Heart On!, in 2011. The song was released as the second single from the album on April 25, 2011. On May 4th, the music video below followed. “Jet Lag” is a great love song about missing your partner. Listen below:
“Easy” with Rascal Flatts
Admittedly, “Easy” came out before Strip Me when it appeared on Rascal Flatts’ album, Nothing Like This, in November 2010. The song was also a bonus track on Strip Me. But didn’t get its single release until June 2011, with the music video following on July 1st. Check out the Cinderella-inspired “Easy” music video below:
“As Long As We Got Love” with Javier Colon
In June 2011, Javier Colon was crowned the winner of the first season of The Voice. Shortly after his win, Javier released his album Come Through For You on November 21, 2011. The first single was a duet with Natasha Bedingfield. She also co-wrote the love song! “As Long As We Got Love” came out on November 8, 2011. Watch the music video below:
“Shake Up Christmas” (Coca Cola Christmas Song)
Natasha recorded her own version of Coca Cola’s classic Christmas song, “Shake Up Christmas,” in 2011. The single was released on November 8, 2011. Check out Natasha’s live performance of the song below:
“Ring Them Bells” (Bob Dylan cover)
Natasha contributed her own version of Bob Dylan’s famous “Ring Them Bells” in in January 2012. She recorded the cover for a compilation album, Chimes Of Freedom: The Songs Of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years Of Amnesty International. Dozens of diverse musicians – ranging from Johnny Cash to Miley Cyrus to K’NAAN – contributed covers to the 4-disc compilation. Check out Natasha’s live performance of “Ring Them Bells” on Ellen below:
“Between The Raindrops” with Lifehouse
In 2012, Lifehouse was finishing up their sixth studio album, Almería. For the lead single, they decided on their collaboration with Natasha Bedingfield, “Between The Raindrops.” The single was released on September 11, 2012; after shooting a music video on October 5th, the video came out on November 9, 2012. It’s a lovely song, and the magical video – complete with beautiful white horses – makes it even more enjoyable.
“Forward” with Ne-Yo, Herbie Hancock, Johnny Rzeznik, & Delta Rae
Natasha was part of a 2012 song promoting President Obama’s reelection. Natasha joined Ne-Yo, Herbie Hancock, Johnny Rzeznik, and Delta Rae. The song seemed to work well, because Obama was voted in for a second term! Natasha appears in the song’s official music video, released on October 26, 2012:
“I Like You”
Way back in June 2013, Natasha Bedingfield performed three songs at TEDGlobal. In addition to playing her hits “These Words (I Love You, I Love You)” and “Unwritten,” Natasha also performed a brand new song called “I Like You.” She had just written it with her band, and announced that it was the first time the song was being heard by anyone.
Though it took a few years for the performance to surface online, the full 15-minute video did finally appear on Natasha’s official website recently. Now fans can finally hear a live version of “I Like You.” Watch the one and only live performance below. With any luck, a studio version of the song may appear on her next album.
“Who I Am” (from Disney’s The Pirate Fairy)
In January 2014, Disney revealed that Natasha Bedingfield had contributed a song to their upcoming animated film, The Pirate Fairy. The movie starred Tinker Bell alongside Natasha’s empowering song, “Who I Am.” The full song finally came out in April 2014. Listen below:
“Crash And Burn” with Frankmusic
Frankmusic (aka Vincent James Turner) is an English synth-pop musician. He picked Natasha Bedingfield for a duet on the song “Crash And Burn,” which appears on his album By Nicole. The album came out on April 28th, along with their impactful collaboration. Listen below:
In December 2014, Natasha revealed that she had written a song called “Hope,” and it would be part of a collaboration with philosophy, a women’s wellbeing beauty brand committed to supporting community-based mental health organizations. “Hope” supports mental health and wellness, and it is an empowering song. Natasha wrote “Hope” with Matt Robinson (her husband), David Saw, and Ryan Freeman. After premiering the song on January 6th, “Hope” got a music video on January 14, 2015.
“One Man Can Change The World” with Big Sean feat. Kanye West & John Legend
In February 2015, Big Sean released his N album, Dark Sky Paradise. On June 19th, “One Man Can Change The World” was released as the fourth single. The song features Kanye West and John Legend, but it also includes uncredited vocals from Natasha. Listen for her gentle, haunting voice in the background.
“Power Games” with Stanfour
Natasha wrote “Power Games” years ago, and the song appeared on ASCAP as one of her registered songs in 2014. The German band Stanfour decided to use it, and Natasha joined them on the track. “Power Games” appeared on their fourth album, IIII, released on August 28, 2015. Check out Natasha’s pink hair in the music video below:
“Love Song To The Earth”
Natasha wrote “Love Song To The Earth” with Toby Gad, and actually premiered it live in 2014. It was recorded with a host of well known musicians: Paul McCartney, Colbie Caillat, Sean Paul, Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Fergie, Leona Lewis, Johnny Rzeznik, Krewella, Angelique Kidjo, Kelsea Ballerini, Nicole Scherzinger, Christina Grimmie, Victoria Justice, and Q’orianka Kilcher. The studio version came out in September 2015, with a music video following not long after:
“Unicorn” with Basto
Natasha wrote “Unicorn” years ago with Basto. Fans noticed it on ASCAP in October 2013, but it would be a few years before we got to hear it. When it finally came out in early 2016, fans exclaimed at Natasha’s new dance direction. Rest assured, it was just for this song. And an excellent song it is. Watch the “Unicorn” music video, which debuted in February 2016, below:
“Perfect Sense” with TROY NoKA
On December 12, 2015, TROY NoKA released a new single called “Perfect Sense,” featuring Natasha Bedingfield. The moving song finally got a music video in July 2016. Watch it below:
“Help From Heaven” with Matt Redman
Matt Redman is an English singer and worship leader. In October 2016 he released a holiday album called These Christmas Lights. On the album was the lead single, “Help From Heaven,” a duet with Natasha Bedingfield. The music video came out in November 2016.
“More Of Me” (from Disney’s Tangled: The Series)
2017 is when music started coming more rapidly. “More Of Me” is a cute song Natasha recorded for Disney Channel’s newest show, Tangled: The Series. The lyrics are very true to Rapunzel, but they are also universally relatable. Listen to “More Of Me” below:
Natasha announced “Let Go” on a Thursday, along with a 30-second teaser of the music video. The next day, March 28th, the song was up on iTunes and Spotify and the full music video graced YouTube. It’s an uplifting island song and a good indicator of more music to come. You’ll notice the music video was sponsored by (and an ad for) Nestea. Nontheless, “Let Go” is an excellent song.
“Love Looks Like” with Art House
Natasha announced her new collaboration ahead of Valentine’s day in 2017. The pulsing ballad came out at on March 30th. “Love Looks Like” shows off Natasha’s powerhouse vocals, while lyrically it sounds like the followup to her 2007 single, “Soulmate.” Listen to the studio version of “Love Looks Like” below:
See? Even though it’s been nearly seven years since Natasha released an album, fans haven’t had a complete drought. Luckily, Natasha has released and appeared on numerous songs spanning a range of styles. The 20 songs above amount to a pretty generous album.
Hopefully, Natasha will release a proper album soon. Will 2017 be the lucky year? We can only wait and see. For now, enjoy the songs above.