Nathaniel David Rateliff, drops new song featuring Justin Timberlake
Rateliff was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on October 7, 1978. He grew up in rural Missouri, learning to play the drums at age seven. As a teenager he taught himself guitar, began writing songs and, at eighteen, moved to Denver. After internal struggles with life in the church, he moved back to Missouri where he worked in a plastics factory in Hermann. A few months later, he returned to Denver and started work, first as a carpenter, then at a trucking depot for 10 years before becoming a gardener.
Nathaniel Rateliff – Willie’s Birthday Song (Official Music Video)
Beginning in 2013, while still performing and recording with earlier solo and group projects, Rateliff embarked on a more upbeat, soulful sound with longtime collaborator Joseph Pope III and other collaborators in shows around Denver and Boulder. On June 24, 2015, the self-titled release of Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats via Stax Records was announced with the lead single being “S.O.B.”. The Night Sweats feature Joseph Pope III (bass), Mark Shusterman (keyboards) and Patrick Meese (drums). Other band members include Luke Mossman (guitar), Wesley Watkins (trumpet), and Andy Wild (saxophone). According to the Los Angeles Times, this was “an album Rateliff made as a last-ditch effort before throwing in the towel on his music career, only to see it go viral and turn into a runaway hit.”
In November 2016, he released the 8-track EP A Little More From… Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats released a new album titled Tearing at the Seams on March 9, 2018. After spending a week recording 18 songs with his band, Rateliff was not content and decided to return to the studio for five days with his band’s rhythm section and three more days with the horns section, producing seven to eight new songs he felt were “appropriate, the right tempo and the right mood”. The band shared the record’s lead single “You Worry Me”. Produced by Richard Swift and being offered in 12-track standard and 14-track deluxe editions, the band assembled in Rodeo, New Mexico for the initial writing and recording sessions for the album