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Watch Natalie Prass Perform “Lost” with an Orchestra in “Live from Montrose Recording” Video

The Future and the Past Out Now via ATO

Jul 02, 2018
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Natalie Prass released a new album, The Future and the Past, last month via ATO (it was our Album of the Week). Now she has shared a new video where she performs "Lost" with a paired down orchestra or large string section at Montrose Recording, a studio in her native Richmond, Virginia. Prass plays piano and sings and is accompanied by some backing singers as well. Watch it below, followed by her upcoming tour dates.

Previously she shared a video for The Future and the Past's first single, "Short Court Style" (which was one of our Songs of the Week), and also performed the song on Conan. Then she shared the album's second single, "Sisters," which a press release called a "feminist anthem." "Sisters" was our #1 Song of the Week. Then she shared "Lost," which was also one of our Songs of the Week.

The Richmond based singer/songwriter released her acclaimed self-titled debut album in 2015 via Spacebomb/StarTime International. She had a new album written and was ready to record it when Donald Trump won the 2016 Presidential election, which led to Prass rewriting the album. As a previous press release put it: "Out of her despair and disappointment in those results came an impulse she could not ignore: she rewrote the album to reflect these swirling emotions." The press release also called the album "a stunning snapshot of a musician in a state of personal rediscovery and surging femininity. The celebratory and defiant The Future and the Past also signals a significant artistic leap for Prass on the heels of her 2015 breakthrough debut album. It finds Prass tapping into deep, dancey grooves that glisten with '80s pop and '90s R&B, nestled alongside quivering, lushly orchestrated ballads."

As with her debut album, The Future and the Past was recorded in Richmond, VA with long-time friend and collaborator Matthew E. White at his Spacebomb Studios. 

Prass had this to say about the album in the previous press release: "The record was ready to go, and then the election happened. I was devastated. It made me question what it means to be a woman in America, whether any of the things I thought were getting better were actually improving, who I am and what I believe in. I knew I would be so upset with myself if I didn't take the opportunity to say some of the things that meant so much to me, so I decided to rewrite the record. I needed to make an album that was going to get me out of my funk, one that would hopefully lift other people out of theirs, too, because that's what music is all about."

Also read our 2015 Pleased to Meet You Spotlight interview with Prass and our separate 2015 print magazine article on Prass.

Natalie Prass Tour Dates: 

July 7 - Brooklyn, NY @ BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival (w/ Rhye, Overcoats)
July 11 - Albany, NY @ The Linda
July 12 - Burlington, VT @ The Point's Free Concert at Battery Park
July 28 - Camden, NJ @ XPoNential Music Festival
Aug 10 - Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern Café and Music Hall
Aug 11 - Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
Aug 12 - Charleston, SC @ The Pour House
Aug 14 - Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
Aug 15 - Chattanooga, TN @ Songbirds South
Aug 17 - St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill Duck Room
Aug 18 - Lexington, KY @ The Burl
Aug 19 - Marietta, OH @ Mountain Stage
Sept 18 - Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups*
Sept 19 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall*
Sept 20 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon*
Sept 21 - St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club*
Sept 24 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey*
Sept 25 - Vancouver BC @ Fox Cabaret*
Sept 26 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios*
Sept 28 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's*
Sept 29 - West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour*
Sept 30 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah*
Oct 2 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar*
Oct 5-7 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
Oct 7 - Tulsa, OK @ The Vanguard
Oct 8 - Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
Oct 10 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Oct 12-14 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
Oct 14 - New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa*
Oct 16 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl*
Oct 17 - Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight*
Oct 18 - Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge*
Oct 19 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings*
Nov 2 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
Nov 3 - Manchester, UK @ NOW WAVE
Nov 5 - Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
Nov 6 - Dublin, IE @ The Workman's Club
Nov 7 - Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms
Nov 8 - London, UK @ Electric Brixton
Nov 10 - Reykjavik, IS @ Iceland Airwaves 2018
Nov 11 - Kobenhavn K, DK @ Hotel Cecil
Nov 13 - Hamburg, DE @ Turmzimmer
Nov 14 - Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu
Nov 15 - Munich, DE @ orangehouse
Nov 16 - Dudlingen, CH @ Bad Bonn
Nov 18 - Cologne, DE @ Studio 672
Nov 19 - Brussels, BE @ Rotonde
Nov 20 - Paris, FR @ CAFÉ DE LA DANSE
Nov 21 - Utrecht, NL @ Ekko

*w/ Stella Donnelly

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