Self-described "dark pop" singer [artist id="3480013"]Natalia Kills[/artist] is not going to let you get away with being shallow on the dance floor.
"I don't want people to just dance to dance music, and the lyrics are about dancing in a club and taking shots," explained the 24-year-old Brit. Instead, she believes, "We should dance through a breakup. We should dance through the feelings, sadness, revenge."
When she moved to the United States to pursue her music career, Natalia met with producers including Akon and Justin Timberlake before finally teaming up with will.i.am and signing on to Interscope/ Cherrytree Records in 2008.
"Will.i.am is crazy!" Kills gushed of the Black Eyed Peas frontman. "He is on a different level to most creative human beings. ... When I was in the studio with Will, he showed me, really, that music is about bringing camaraderie and joy and unity between people."
Natalia is currently focused on creating a steady presence in the U.S. and has already been praised by the likes of Perez Hilton. After spending the summer as the opening act for Robyn and Kelis on tour, she says she's started to develop a great fanbase.
While she'll remain on the road with Robyn through North America and Europe this fall, she's preparing for the early 2011 release of her debut album, Perfectionist. And she's already shot a music video for her first single, "Mirrors."
"I would say expect drama," Natalia warns of her first clip. "Expect a lot of fun."