MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2015 |
Posted by: Don Saas
Natalie Prass's self-titled debut LP is a solid contender for one of the top five records of the year. Combining the best of classic pop songwriting and melodies/production more fit for a stage musical than the radio, Prass melded a host of influences into a gorgeously cohesive whole. Prass is going to be releasing a new EP, Side by Side, featuring two live tracks from the debut plus three covers. We've heard her Anita Baker and Grimes cover and now she's dropping her own spin on Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence." The original is one of the undisputed tracks in the canon of American music and Prass's take bears little resemblance to the original minus the lyrics so you should come into it with an open mind. Quite unexpectedly, Prass brings the funk.