Posts Tagged ‘Falling Faster Than You Can’


Nathaniel Rateliff proved that all he needs is a single acoustic guitar and a stand and deliver attitude to hold an audience in rapt attention. His voice, his phrasing and his songs have a way of hitting the mark and where others can dazzle with a flurry of finger style, simple rhythmic strumming seems to be all that Nathaniel requires. It’s probably true to say that it’s how most of his songs take shape and they are simply being taken back to the moment of their birth. Listening to “Falling Faster Than You Can Run”, you can hear it there too and the album’s core is the same basic blend of guitar and voice. But that framework is taken to another level with subtle arrangements that add drama to Nathaniel’s philosophical and emotional vignettes.

Since the release of his debut album, 2010’s In Memory of Loss, Nathaniel’s career has taken off, leading to opening slots with Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, and The Fray. In the past, he has also shared the stage with Bon Iver, Wilco, Indigo Girls, CAKE, Tallest Man on Earth, Delta Spirit, Mason Jennings, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Laura Marling, Ben Howard. Nathaniel’s debut record received massive praise from notable publications such as Mojo, Uncut, Q, Rolling Stone Paste, and London Times. He also made his first appearance on the massively popular television program, “Later…with Jools Holland”.