Just ask anyone who's followed the first season of Natalia Kills' self-produced "Love, Kills xx" episodic series - a surreal blend of dream sequences, free associative song fragments, and pure femme fatale poetry that'd leave Quentin Tarantino feeling a bit flushed.
"Some girls want to be a princess when they grow up," explains Natalia. "I wanted to be in a bad bitch girl gang."
She also wanted to be a pitch-dark pop star in the time-honored tradition of Grace Jones, Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel, Depeche Mode. So to strike a balance between it all, Natalia — a native of England's rugged Bradford area — left school and moved to London alone to pursue her desire to creatively express herself through music and film at just 14. After 4 successful years on prime time BBC television and radio, and several songs in box office film sound tracks, she set out on a mission to combine her love of music, film and the stage into one frame.
"I'm really influenced by the way music is applied to films, because it creates drama and suspense," says Natalia. "If you mute a film, you don't know when the
killer is coming and without that tension there is no feeling of curiosity or fear. But when you have the pulse of the music, it provokes an emotion. That's what I'm inspired by—creating a full-on experience."
In addition to her debut album Perfectionist and a tour with Katy Perry, Kills' vocal contributions have also been enlisted for collaborations with LMFAO on the latter's Champagne Showers - follow-up to the world wide smash Party Rock Anthem as well as on forthcoming albums by British electro-pop artist/producer Frankmusik and hip hop-rock duo The Knux.