Nataly Dawn

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Nataly Dawn
Nataly Dawn 2014.jpg
Dawn in 2014
Natalie Knutsen

(1986-10-29) October 29, 1986 (age 34)
EducationStanford University
  • Singer-songwriter
  • musician
Years active2008–present
(m. 2016)
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • keyboards
  • bass guitar
  • guitar
  • percussion
Associated acts
YouTube information
Years active2008–present
Subscribers153 thousand
Total views14.9 million
YouTube Silver Play Button 2.svg 100,000 subscribers

Updated: August 5, 2020 Edit this at Wikidata

Natalie Knutsen (born October 29, 1986), known by her stage name Nataly Dawn, is an American singer-songwriter and musician. She is one half of the duo Pomplamoose with her husband Jack Conte and has released three studio albums and four EPs as of April 2021, in addition to numerous collaborations with other artists.

Early life[edit]

Born October 29, 1986 in Sacramento, California as the daughter of missionaries, she spent her childhood in Europe and attended schools in France and Belgium before she returned to the United States to study art and French literature at Stanford University.[1][2]

Music career[edit]


At Stanford, Dawn met Jack Conte and formed Pomplamoose, eventually performing, recording, and editing songs and videos in their Northern California home.[3] Their first song "Hail Mary" was featured on the front page of YouTube.[4] In 2009, the duo began releasing cover versions of pop songs like Beyoncé's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" and Michael Jackson's "Beat It".[5]

Solo work[edit]

In 2009, Dawn released her first studio album, Her Earlier Stuff, comprising twelve songs which were posted to her YouTube channel over the preceding two years.[6]

In 2010, in collaboration with Lauren O'Connell, Dawn formed the side project My Terrible Friend. In May 2011, it was announced that she would be joining Barry Manilow on his new album 15 Minutes, contributing vocals to the track "Letter from a Fan / So Heavy, So High".[7]

On July 17, 2011, Dawn announced she would be releasing a new album.[8] She started a funding campaign on Kickstarter, where the initial goal of $20,000 was reached in just three days. On September 6, 2011, the album funding campaign finalized with a grand total of $104,788.[9]

In August 2012, Dawn signed as a solo artist to Nonesuch Records, which released her Kickstarter-funded album, How I Knew Her, on February 12, 2013.[10] The album was produced by Jack Conte and recorded at Prairie Sun Recording Studios in Cotati, California in December 2011, with a full band which included Conte, Ryan Lerman, David Piltch, Louis Cole, and Matt Chamberlain.[11] Oz Fritz engineered the album with Conte; it was mixed by Mike Mogis and mastered by Bob Ludwig.[12]

On October 29, 2016, Dawn released her third album, Haze.[13]

On April 23, 2019, Dawn released her third extended play, For You.

Personal life[edit]

Dawn became engaged to Jack Conte in January 2016[14] and married in May 2016.[15]


Nataly Dawn discography
Studio albums3
Music videos2


Studio albums[edit]

Title Details
Her Earlier Stuff
How I Knew Her
  • Released: October 29, 2016
  • Label: Nataly Dawn Music
  • Format: Vinyl, CD, digital download

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Easier Said Than Done
  • Released: October 1, 2012
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
The Coldplay EP
  • Released: March 2, 2017
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download
For You
  • Released: April 23, 2019
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Vinyl, CD, digital download


Title Year Album
"The Christmas Ballad" 2013 Non-album singles
"Marshmallow World"
(with Ryan Lerman)
"Snow" 2015
"You Wouldn't Like Me
"Baby Baby"
"My Life Would Suck Without You"
"Waters of March"
(with Carlos Cabrera)
"Hello" 2016
"Love Yourself"
"No (90s Mashup)"
(featuring Kina Grannis)
"Bridge over Troubled Water"
"New Romantics"
(featuring (Kurt Hugo Schneider)
(featuring Cyrille Aimée)"
"We Still Got Us"
(featuring David Choi)
"Sleigh Ride"
(featuring Clara C)
"The Christmas Song"
(featuring Kina Grannis)
"Careless Whisper" 2017
"Shape of You/This Town (British Mashup)"
"Maybe a Love Song"
"Unchained Melody"
(featuring Imaginary Future)
"Bye Bye Baby"
"That's What I Like"
"Make Believe"
(with Sheriffs of Schroedingham)
"Over the Rainbow"
(with Sheriffs of Schroedingham)
"My Cherie Amour"
(with Sheriffs of Schroedingham)
"Sick of Losing Soulmates"
(with Sheriffs of Schroedingham)
"Never Going Back Again"
(with Sheriffs of Schroedingham)
"Stayin' Alive"
"As the World Unwinds"
(featuring Rigbi)
"The Lesser I Know"
(featuring Sarah Clanton)
"Chained to the Rhythm"
(featuring Sarah Clanton)
"Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head"
(featuring Ryan Lerman)
"Heart of Glass"
"Come on to Me"
(featuring David Choi)
"Pick Up Your Feet"
"All I Want for Christmas Is You"
(featuring Cyrille Aimée)
"It Came Upon a Midnight Clear"
"Here, There and Everywhere" 2018
"For You" 2019 For You
"Young Pilgrims" Non-album single
"Dog" For You
"Alternative Universe (The Story of Joe)"
"I Can See Clearly Now" Non-album single

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Album
2013 "Leslie" How I Knew Her
2019 "For You" For You


  1. ^ Said, Carolyn (December 13, 2010). "Musicians' unusual offer benefits Richmond schools". SFGate. Retrieved April 12, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Nataly Dawn's non-religious awakening". The San Francisco Examiner. January 29, 2013. Retrieved August 5, 2020.
  3. ^ Weiner, Jonah (September 19, 2019). "Jack Conte, Patreon, and the Plight of the Creative Class". WIRED. ISSN 1059-1028. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  4. ^ "Nataly Dawn Releases Debut Album". BroadwayWorld. November 1, 2012. Retrieved August 4, 2020.
  5. ^ Lin, Sara (December 3, 2009). "VideoSong Pioneers Pomplamoose Take on Beyonce's "Single Ladies," Michael Jackson's "Beat It"". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved August 4, 2020.
  6. ^ "Her Earlier Stuff". Apple Music. October 1, 2009. Retrieved January 6, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Sciarretto, Amy (May 4, 2011). "Barry Manilow to Release "15 Minutes" on June 14th". Artistdirect. Retrieved January 6, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Dawn, Nataly (July 17, 2011). "My first solo album!". YouTube. Retrieved August 5, 2020.
  9. ^ "Nataly Dawn's first solo album by Nataly Dawn". Kickstarter. Retrieved January 6, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Nonesuch Signs Singer/Songwriter Nataly Dawn; Solo Album from Pomplamoose Singer, "How I Knew Her," Due January 2013". Nonesuch Records. August 22, 2012. Retrieved January 6, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Prairie Sun's May 2012 Newsletter". December 13, 2011. Archived from the original on February 16, 2013. Retrieved January 6, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "How I Knew Her | Nonesuch Records". Nonesuch Records. Retrieved January 6, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ McGuire, Matthew (September 17, 2016). "Indie Darling Nataly Dawn Evolves with Haze". Crescent Vale. Retrieved August 5, 2020.
  14. ^ Mornings with Pomplamoose (January 11, 2016), We Got Engaged!, retrieved September 10, 2018
  15. ^ JackConteExtras (June 14, 2016), we got MARRIED!, retrieved September 10, 2018

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