THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2015 |
Posted by: Don Saas
My third favorite album of the year has been Natalie Prass's self-titled debut. The way that the record combines theatricality with classic singer-songwriter pop sensibilities speaks to me at a stupidly deep level. That record is basically what would happen if Stephen Sondheim and Carole King had a baby and how does that not sound phenomenal? But, Prass recently stopped by La Blogotheque to perform one of their Takeaway shows. Playing apparently somewhere near traffic, Prass does stripped down versions of "Never Over You" and "Don't You Believe In Me," and I hate to admit this, but I was a little let down. Without the swooping strings and woodwinds and brass, you're left with Prass's voice and an acoustic guitar, and she sounded a little sharp. Watch the session below and let me know if I'm crazy.