Nathaniel Paul is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and songwriter based in New York City, where he has been making music since 2015. His debut album Virtues will be released in the spring of 2021. He is also 1/2 of the band The Bergamot. On his solo work, and the conception of new single Songbird, he comments:
During quarantine, I had to make a trip to the grocery store. I met an elderly man who struck up a conversation with me… “songbird” was a direct inspiration from that moment. This idea of life after all that you love and care for is gone. His story resonated with me in the way that I feel from COVID taking away so many small businesses – so many dreams from all of us.