A HUGE horse person, artist Nat Conway couldn’t believe her eyes when she saw the set of her newest single clip, So Loud.
Filmed at a famous Arabian stud in Sydney, Nat chose it specifically for it’s luscious green pastures – but drought had changed the landscape so significantly it was almost unrecognisable.
Now, she’s preparing to share the stage with iconic singer John Farnham for the Hay Mate Buy A Bale concert in Tamworth.
“People don’t realise how bad the drought is, it’s an out of sight, out of mind thing,” she said.
“All we have is the media to tell us what’s going on because we’re not there living it and breathing it everyday.
You feel angry, you feel resentful, frustrated and disappointed but in this particular instance I was just really missing the person.- Nat Conway
“I think people don’t realise the severity of the drought, this is something that’s happening in our own backyard, they don’t realise how it’s affecting people’s incomes, families, kids – those farms are how people pay their bills.”
One of the first to put her hand up for the fundraiser concert, Nat will play alongside Daryl Braithwaite, The Veronicas, Guy Sebastian, Tamworth’s own Aleyce Simmonds and more.
Feeling helpless, Nat hopes the concert can be an opportunity for farmers to get away from the pressures of the farm and let their hair down.
“I can’t begin to imagine the impact it’s having on people mentally, emotionally, in their relationships and things like that,” she said.
Having had her own experience with a relationship breakdown recently, Nat knows too well how hard it is to forget the good stuff.
Her new song, So Loud, was inspired by the feeling that she couldn’t get those positive memories of her ex-partner out of her head.
“Now we get a bit touchy feely,” she laughed.
“I wrote that song going through a pretty tough breakup – it was a weird thing because I think a lot of the time when you break up with someone there’s a lot of emotions.
“You feel angry, you feel resentful, frustrated and disappointed but in this particular instance I was just really missing the person.
“And even though I had been quite hurt by them the overwhelming feeling was just this huge emptiness in my life.”
It’s a breakup song but it’s not sad in its sound – if anything its an upbeat ode to more positive times.
“It’s celebrating the fact that you did use to have this thing that was so good and that is a positive thing, I hope people can resonate with it,” Nat said.
The Hay Mate Buy A Bale concert is on at Scully Park Tamworth October 27.
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