Out Now: NATIIVE & FINLAY Release “Memories” (West Hill Creative)

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“Memories” is the first collaborative single from the electronic dance music artist, NATIIVE, with pop vocalist/songwriter, FINLAY.

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'Memories' has solid song construction and it blends well into today’s rotation of ‘Top 40’ pop music. 'Memories' by NATIIVE & FINLAY manages to be at once delicate and dynamic. Here’s a song for summer.

Mesmerizing. Alluring. Seductive. NATIIVE & FINLAY’s “Memories” is out now.

The Original Mix of “Memories” launches with FINLAY’s superb vocal over impossibly pretty synthesizers that dance into one’s soul. Close your eyes and get swallowed up by the patient pace of the song, a tune so firmly ensconced in pop music’s palm that it’s not easily forgotten. The minor keys of a Far East-inspired melody infuse an exoticism within the chorus as NATIIVE melds trap and future bass into a spritely syncopated rhythm that’s positively delicious. As a producer, NATIIVE shows his relaxed hand and elegant restraint when he strips-out the instrumental and places FINLAY’s vocal upfront in the mix with exquisitely simple finger-snaps in the background. “Memories” has solid song construction and it blends well into today’s rotation of ‘Top 40’ pop music. “Memories” by NATIIVE & FINLAY manages to be at once delicate and dynamic. Here’s a song for summer.


"NATIIVE (real name: Chris Wright) is an electronic dance music producer and multi-instrumentalist based out of Los Angeles, California. As an artist, Wright’s musical influences are rooted in contemporary pop, indie, and electronic music. His ability to convey a wide range of emotion is evident in his original productions and his music often features singers/songwriters of varying styles. “Paige [FINLAY] and I had a lot of fun making this song together. It went through quite a few iterations but we’re really happy with how it turned out. We can’t wait to share it with the world,” said Wright.


With a shimmering, silvery voice somewhere a cross between Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and Lorde, FINLAY (real name: Paige Finlay) is a singer/songwriter based in Los Angeles, California. After a life-altering – and nearly life-ending – sports-related trauma caused her to realign her priorities, FINLAY (pronounced, “fin – LEE”) set out to pursue her lifelong aspiration of becoming a professional singer/songwriter and performer. That trauma was a shark attack in 2012 while Finlay was surfing in the Gulf of Mexico – a gruesome enough ordeal in its own right – followed immediately by a life-threatening case of vibrio vulnificas, commonly known as “flesh-eating bacteria.” Informed by physicians that she had a 50-50% chance of survival, FINLAY emerged victorious a week later, to the utter amazement of hospital staff. “On the day I was discharged, the doctors said to me, ‘This is the fastest we’ve ever seen a shark attack victim heal. If the infection had spread, you would’ve been dead within 72 hours,’” said Finlay. Such willpower and presence-of-mind are all the more inspiring given her complete lack of bitterness at the experience.

Listen to NATIIVE & FINLAY’s “Memories,” here: https://finlay-music.lnk.to/memories

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