What is it that makes music such an important part of so many people’s lives? It’s the lyric that seems to fit. It’s the melody that makes you smile or the beat you can’t help but dance to. Quite simply, there are some songs that just make you feel good.
As an artist, Nate Botsford has set out to create personal songs that bring people together in a positive way. “I always try to write relatable songs,” Botsford says. He notes in the Indiegogo campaign for his forthcoming album that music is “an escape, a therapy.”
“As Good As It Looks On You” certainly is a quintessential escape. Botsford creates a feel-good summer tune, colored with his soulful voice and accented with clean, acoustic guitar. The song imagines the infatuation that so many of us know all too well. Botsford says, “[It’s about] being so caught up in someone that everything seems perfect.”
“When you see Nate perform, you see that his relatability is both from his personal songwriting style and also the ease with which he navigates the stage,” says The Rye Room owner and producer Matt Greco. “He lives in that space as a storyteller.”
A seasoned performer, Botsford has shared the stage with Ben Folds, Ingrid Michaelson, Ben Rector, Lukas Graham, Andy Grammer and many others. Botsford is currently hitting stages all over Oregon—if you can’t catch him on Thursday, August 3 at the Hillsboro-Beaverton Aloft Hotel or on Friday, August 4 at the Aloft Hotel at the Portland Airport, he has a gig at the Deschutes County Fair on Saturday, August 5.