Singer-songwriter Natalie Prass, who was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, started her career in Nashville, where she now calls home. Before going solo in 2009, she spent a number of years co-writing and providing support for other musicians. She offers a striking sound that combines elements of Dusty Springfield’s blue-eyed soul and Harry Nilsson’s clever pop orchestrations, all filtered into her own distinctively understated style.
She has a delicate songbird voice and a sophisticated sense of songcraft. Her debut album, which was recorded in 2012 but not published until 2015, came after two independently released EPs (2009’s Small & Sweet and 2011’s Sense of Transcendence). When she got back to Richmond, she reconnected with musician and producer Matthew E. White, an old friend from high school, whose distinctively retro label Spacebomb Records offers a full-service team of musicians and arrangers for each of their projects.
In 2012, Prass and the Spacebomb crew created her classy, horn- and string-heavy debut at a studio in Burlington, Vermont, working with White and arranger Trey Pollard.