In her slow-burning piano-driven track “Intrusive Thoughts,” Natalie Jane talks about the fears that haunt her, especially in the realm of the subject of love. In the song, we see Jane as someone who desperately wants to believe in love but is struggling with different thoughts that bring her down.
She opens the song by introducing us to the problem that’s causing her to have “intrusive thoughts,” “I’m historically heartbroken / Drownin’ in my own emotions / One minute away from the breakin’ down, down, down,” she sings, going on to add that “No one wants a heart that’s damaged” and that all the love she’s ever known has left her down.
In the chorus, we cross the bridge to get introduced to these intrusive thoughts, “What if I never find anybody to love / Or I finally get the chance and I f**k it all up?” she wonders. But that’s not all, throughout the song, we get introduced to really deep and often dark thoughts like, “And I die before tellin’ you how I really feel?” All in all, her “Intrusive Thoughts” is making her feel “that maybe love’s not for me.”
Her voice is another aspect of the song that adds rich emotions to it and it’s not hard to see why she’s speedily getting people to fall in love with her music and want more. Jane wrote the song with lyricists Amelia Moore, Jonathan Bach, and 4 others, with Pink Slip handling the production.
At the time of the single’s release, the only visuals accompanying it was a lyrics video, where we get to be taken from the deep sea to the deep space, culminating in a close-up view of the sun. However, four days after the song’s release, the YouTuber hinted at a music video, as she teased fans, “MUSIC VIDEO?!?!”
The single is featured on her debut EP Where Am I? which has already borne hits like “Do or Die,” and “Seven.” Sharing her excitement to get to release an EP with fans on social media, she wrote, “On November 17, “Where Am I?”, my first complete project, will be released. I can’t believe the day has come that I am finally announcing this. It has been in the works for the last year and a half and I am so grateful to have worked with such incredible human beings. I love every single one of you that have been a part of this journey- it really wouldn’t exist without you.”
She continued: “The second photo is a painting I made to visualize what “Where Am I?” looks like. These last 18 months have been the best but most confusing time of my life. I didn’t know where I was or what was happening at some points but here we are! I couldn’t be happier.”
Prior to the release of the single, Jane heavily promoted it by sharing different clips where the music was playing in the background.