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Approved: Natalie Prass

By | Published on Tuesday 27 February 2018

Natalie Prass

Natalie Prass released her critically acclaimed debut album in 2015. The following year she was all set to get to work on the follow-up. Songs were written, a band had been assembled and studio time was in the calendar. But then something happened. Trump happened.

“I was devastated”, she says of Donald Trump’s election as US president. “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”.

As a result, she felt she couldn’t go ahead and make the album she had planned. She continues: “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”.

So, somewhat delayed, Prass will release her second album, ‘The Future And The Past’, on 1 Jun. The first track from it, ‘Short Court Style’, has just been released. As songs designed to lift you out of a depression about the apparent collapse of civilisation go, it does its job very well.

You can catch her live in the UK in April, when she will be playing dates in London, Brighton, Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow.

Watch the video for ‘Short Court Style’ here:

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