Erlier this month, TIME Magazine named Cleveland-born, Nashville resident Natalie Prass as one of “15 Musical Artists to Watch in 2015.” With a self-titled LP set to release through Spacebomb on January 27, 2015 this singer-songwriter’s soft and sultry folk sound is set to hit various European and American tour destinations starting at around the same time.
As TIME’s article puts it, “The songs on the album pair [Natalie] Prass’s countrified R&B voice with Motown-inflected pop hooks, the occasional swelling string movement, and a dash of big band flair. The result is a soulful pop sound with a retro vibe. Think Harry Nilsson meets Dionne Warwick with more than a little Dolly Parton in the mix.”
On Spacebomb’s website:
Natalie Prass is the kind of artist Spacebomb was created for–a songwriter’s songwriter and performer’s performer blessed with a golden voice and universal appeal–a singer who understands the vision and brings an undeniable talent to the process. She’s a joy for any listener to discover–a lover and a fighter and old-soul trader in genuine energy, aiming straight for the heart.
Prass turns a sly eye to the pageantry of emotion, the drama of love and the mysteries of everyday life with a disarming mixture of sincerity and cosmic insolence, unapologetically romantic, spinning golden threads of lyric and melody, each inflection and melisma planned and considered, each word tailored for meaning and effect–the pop gesture as artform. She delivers it all with carefree charm and nearly divine intuition. Her voice, at times so ethereal, is shot through by strength and sinew and just a hint of transient grit. The feeling is soft, but it cuts so deep, leaving any listener with a trace of a soul, thunderstruck and enchanted.
Published by FestPop Senior Music Editor
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