By: Melanie Gomez
Natalise, better known as Natalise + the Sunset Run, is an artist who’s inspired by musicians like Coldplay, One Republic, Adele, and John Legend. Creating music since she was a kid, she eventually began being recognized for her music on popular networks such as MTV, VH1, Oxygen, and The CW.
For Natalise, music was her way of expressing her own experiences whether it be love and/or heartache. In her latest song titled “The Lucky Ones,” she tells a story about feeling grateful to be alive.
When watching her video for “The Lucky Ones,” viewers witness shots of real moments from real people within different states of their life. The video features moments like people having their first kiss on the Brooklyn Bridge, a couple welcoming home a newborn baby, and an elderly couple simply enjoying each other’s company.
When she wrote the “The Lucky Ones,” she was going through a deep introspection and sadness for a period of time after having watched two loved ones around her get diagnosed with stage 1 and 2 forms of cancer.
“They were both very young, beautiful, and talented, said Natalise. “It was a shock to the system and really one of those times you ask, “Why them? Why do bad things happen to good people?”
She was then faced with health scare of her own. When moments like that happen, “You reconsider what is really important,” said Natalise. “You start coming to the realization that life is pretty short. You have to make every moment count.”
At an ASCAP event (a performing rights organization), “The Lucky Ones,“was played. A man in his late 50’s came up to Natalise crying. He told her, “I’m a stage 4 cancer survivor. I have four kids and a wife. I didn’t think I’d be standing here today.”
He continued continued telling her, “This song… it reminded me of the fact that I am grateful” every day. I am so lucky. My family “we are the lucky ones. Thank you so much for writing this song. People who have gone through what I’ve been through need to hear this.”
“These are the moments I feel worthy as a songwriter, that I was able to move someone, to touch someone’s heart with a piece of music,” said Natalise.
Check out the video for “The Lucky Ones,” below: