Gatlin is one of the most authentic and unpretentious artists on the scene today. Her new single “Still Not Me” is heartfelt, wistful and (best of all) believable. She doesn’t hide behind the scrim curtain of studio gimmicks and FX-laden videos. With Gatlin, talent and honesty are always front and center.
Like Maggie Rogers at Harvard, Gatlin studied religion at the university level while never abandoning her pop dreams. That’s just one of the many reasons why her lyrics have remarkable depth and resonance.
Gatlin must be impressed by David Attenborough’s nature shows because she carefully selects outdoor locales for her videos. The “Still Not Me” video was shot amid the ice floes and rugged mountains of Iceland. That’s a long way from the California desert, where she starred in the video for “What If I Love You” – her biggest hit to date.
If you were impressed by the vulnerability and melodic hookiness of last year’s “2000 Miles”, Gatlin’s new single confirms that she’s a remarkable talent who reaches deep with every magical, memorable song.