Singer/Songwriter Natalia Safran's 'Say Goodbye' Single Out Now; Salon Series So Far a Success
Following the tragic death of her friend Paul Walker, whose final film she penned the title song for; Singer/Songwriter Natalia Safran vowed to give back to the community whenever possible. Recently she hosted the first ever Salon Series at her Beverly Hills residence. The evening featured an intimate performance by students from the Music Unites Centennial High School Jazz Ensemble, a program started last summer in the Compton Unified School District. Safran was joined by Actor/Director David Arquette (pictured left), "Rock of Ages" star Diego Boneta, KIIS FM's DJ Skee and others.
Safran's current single "SAY GOODBYE" from the motion picture thriller ANNA arrived in theaters this month and stars Mark Strong (Zero Dark Thirty, Low Winter Sun, Body of Lies), Taissa Farmiga (Bling Ring, America Horror Story) - heralded a rising new star by Sofia Coppola; and Brian Cox (The Bourne Supremacy, Red, Red 2). Camerawork on the US side of the video was by Dan Kneece (www.dankneece.com - Wild at Heart, Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet), director David Lynch's right hand, who also shot Safran's first video Big Wave on the Mojave Desert, on the very spot Tarantino filmed key KillBill scenes. Check it out below!
Singer and songwriter, Natalia writes, produces and performs her music with brother Mikolaj Mick Jaroszyk. Her debut album 'High Noon' was funded entirely by fans from all over the world via a crowdfunding music community Sellaband, where she quickly rose to the top of over ten thousand artists, in record time gathering $50,000 to produce her album.
Truly an international effort, the album was recorded in the US and Poland where Natalia is originally from. It contains 12 songs varying in vibe from chilled out pop to trip hop or as it has been called 'Rocker Chill'. A few of the tracks were co-produced by Kiran Shahani of Supreme Beings of Leisure and Bitter:Sweet and mixed by Rob Chiarelli (Madonna, Pink, Christina Aguilera, Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Shakira). One of the Shahani co-productions is 'Big Wave' with the video shot on the Mojave Desert by David Lynch's right hand man, cinematographer Dan Kneece (Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart, Twin Peaks).
'High Noon' was released in Poland to great critical acclaim and commercial success. Within a few short weeks Natalia exploded onto the Polish music scene capturing the hearts and imaginationsof the Polish audience and critics alike, her face and sound becoming instantly recognizable. 'Hey You', the first single of the album, topped the radio charts ahead Adele, Colplay, and Florence and The Machine.
'Hey You' also graces the soundtracks of 'I Hate Valentine's Day' with Nia Vardalos and John Corbett and 'New in Town' with Renee Zellweger and Harry Connick Jr., and it can be found on the film's soundtrack album.
Currently Natalia's songs can be heard in four movies- 'All I Feel Is You' as the official track of Paul Walker's last drama 'Hours'; 'The One For Me' in 'Best Night Ever' and on the soundtrack album of 'The Starving Games' and 'Say Goodbye' in the opening scene of the thriller 'Anna', out in theaters now.
Another one of Natalia's tracks will appear on Kiran Shahani's ButtonPusher album next to songs by such artists as Angela McCluskey (Telepopmusik), Lou lou (Thievery Corporation), and Kelli Ali (Sneaker Pimps).