Since advancing to the finals of Eurovision 2017 with “Running On Air”, Nathan Trent‘s high profile appearances have inspired so many. He performed at the Life Ball, appeared in musicals and his previous release, “Killer”, featured in our best tracks of 2018 shortlist.

More recently, he moved to London to work on his as yet untitled upcoming album. “Legacy” is the most recent teaser track to be dropped from this project. A radio-pop tune that hybrids Nathan’s motivational lyrics with his signature vocal range, “Legacy” is a song that affirms self-belief.

Nathan Trent – “Legacy”

Speaking exclusively to wiwibloggs, Nathan Trent explains:

“I wrote this song pretty much a year ago and it was a totally different style of music from what I’ve been doing before. I started to work with a new producer, Gabriel Geber, who had a fresh way of producing music and I just wanted to try out new styles and moods, so that was kind of perfect. Basically, when he played me the rough beat of the verse, I instantly had the idea for the lyrics and topline. We recorded it immediately, but then I really struggled to find a well-fitting chorus. I think I wrote about 4 different ones until ‘Legacy’ popped up in my head only this past December. I knew in that moment, this would be the right chorus for the song.

‘Legacy’ marks a new chapter of my career. It’s about honoring your own work and celebrating your capacities, achievements and independence. Writing this song took almost a year and during this long process, I re-discovered my worth as an artist. I feel like with this song I could finally figure out the music I want to make”.

The music video, which was shot by Moritz Doerflinger at London’s Andaz Hotel, sees Nathan front and centre in his kingdom. His look of assertion is a perfect fit for the sparsely palatial surroundings. Working an all-black look from his turtle neck jumper right down to his chinos, his styling in this video is more lux than morgue. Furthermore, it declutters the landscape and hones in the message: “Call me a believer, Don’t call me a saint”.

In the past two years, fans have been treated to Nathan’s re-workings of Eurovision classics. However, the real strength of his musicality is unveiled in his own work. Legacy is a living testimony of his tenacity and triumph as an artist.

Legacy (lyrics)
Verse 1:
I’m feeling myself in the daytime
I’m feeling myself in the night
Been working 9-to-5
Still can’t get you out (of) my mind
Call me a believer, don’t call me a saint
Better beware, ’cause when I care, I’ll do what it takes
I wanna own my business
I wanna know what I do
I got what it takes – yeah, I ain’t being cruel
Call me a believer, don’t call me a fool
Better beware, ’cause when I care, I know what I do

Prechorus:
Tik Tok
Ooh
Guess we’re running, running, running out of time
Tik Tok
Ooh
Cards on the table
And maybe we’re gonna be fine

Chorus:
Don’t you mess with my legacy
I’m all fired up, I got all I need
Don’t you mess with my legacy
‘Cause I’mma be blowing up
I’mma be blowing up
Show respect and integrity
‘Cause I’m right where I’m supposed to be
Don’t you mess with my legacy
Cause I’mma be blowing up
I’mma be blowing up
In your face like…

Verse 2:
Mama told me to be patient
Pops said I could go far
My parents, always there for me
They think I’ll be a star
Still ain’t really sure who’s gonna heal my scars
But I know with my family and friends it won’t be that hard
Oh my my my
Please stop those stupid
Lie lie lies
Am I asking too much?
Just let me start
Call me a believer, don’t call me a fraud
I’m gonna show the world who’s the boss

Prechorus:
Tik Tok
Ooh
Guess we’re running, running, running out of time
Tik Tok
Ooh
Cards on the table
And maybe we’re gonna be fine

Chorus:
Don’t you mess with my legacy
I’m all fired up, I got all I need
Don’t you mess with my legacy
‘Cause I’mma be blowing up
I’mma be blowing up
Show respect and integrity
‘Cause I’m right where I’m supposed to be
Don’t you mess with my legacy
‘Cause I’mma be blowing up
I’mma be blowing up
In your face like…

Bridge:
(Risk taker, taker)
Imma be blowing up
(Risk taker, taker)
Imma be, Imma be, Imma be blowing up
Legacy (x5)
This is my legacy
Legacy (x5)
So don’t you mess with my legacy

Chorus:
Don’t you mess with my legacy
I’m all fired up, I got all I need
Don’t you mess with my legacy
‘Cause I’mma be blowing up
I’mma be blowing up

What  do you think of  “Legacy”? Are you feeling empowered by the song as much as we are? Let us — and Nathan — know in the comments box below.

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Love it!

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Wow! Amazing song, amazing message, amazing video!
And btw, thank you for reporting new music all the time, wiwibloggs, cause I always find new songs that I like 🙂

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His best Song. It’s incredible catchy with meaning behind it. I simply love it! Congrats Nathan!