Paul Natural, the solo endeavor of Brooklyn-based artist and producer, Gabriel Stanley, has returned with his new EP, Only Friends today. Featuring collaborations with (you guessed it) friends and emerging artists, Airplane Man, Evangelia, Dominic Augustin, Camille Trust, Kandy Apple Redd and Miette Hope, the new EP can be heard now below.
“There was a time during this journey when I had songs out to tons of people all over LA, the UK and other places,” said Stanley of the EP. “The songs were at various stages of completion. What I eventually realized was that the songs I ended up making organically with friends here in NYC contained something really special. And that’s what ended up on this EP. I can’t wait for people to hear it.”
Only Friends features the previously released “Eat All My Money” featuring Airplane Man as well as “Swept,” featuring Kandy Apple Redd, “On the Rise,” featuring Dominic Augustin, “Close to Me” featuring Miette Hope, “Major Things,” featuring Camille Trust, and “Love Like This,” featuring Evangelia. Each song is accompanied by a video that highlights the individuality of its featured artist.
“I wanted to create a visual accompaniment to each song that was as unique as each artist but that also was engaging without being a distraction,” explains Stanley.
“As someone who genuinely loves a good narrative-driven music video and having been a director or DP for dozens of music videos for other artist over the years, I wanted these to really guide the listener gently through the music since it already has so much going on with regards to density of lyrics and arrangement for a modern pop song.”