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Watch Natalie Prass Perform “Short Court Style” on “Conan”

The Future and the Past Due Out June 1 via ATO

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Natalie Prass is releasing a new album, The Future and the Past, on June 1 via ATO. Previously she shared a video for its first single, “Short Court Style” (which was one of our Songs of the Week). Last night she stopped by Conan to perform the song with her backing band. Watch the joyful performance below, followed by her upcoming tour dates.

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 (Speedy Ortiz said the same thing when they announced their new album last week). 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:

April 21 - Rotterdam, NL - Motel Mozaique Festival
April 22 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
April 23 - London, UK - Bush Hall
April 26 - Brighton, UK - Bau Wow
April 27 - Manchester, UK - Band on the Wall
April 28 - Birmingham, UK - Hare & Hounds
April 29 - Glasgow, UK - Mono
June 1 - New York, NY - Rough Trade
June 2 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
June 3 - Richmond, VA - Broadberry

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