Smart Bets: Natalie Prass

Richmond-based musician Natalie Prass was all set to record the follow-up to her acclaimed self-titled album. Then the results of the 2016 U.S. presidential election were finalized, and the despair she felt for herself and her fellow Americans made her rethink the next step. “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,” Prass says. Produced by her longtime friend Matthew E. White, The Future and The Past channels those frustrations through a sonic mix of gospel, ’80’s pop, ’90s R&B and Brazilian Tropicália. Prass performs those songs and more at The Mothlight on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 9 p.m. Australian indie rocker Stella Donnelly opens. Photo by Tonje Thilesen


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About Edwin Arnaudin
Edwin Arnaudin is a staff writer for Mountain Xpress. He also reviews films for and is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA). Follow me @EdwinArnaudin

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One thought on “Smart Bets: Natalie Prass

  1. C-Law

    Ha ha ha!!!

    The picture looks exactly like the image of a snowflake that would have their feelings hurt by an election result from a totally scam political system! What a useless generation. She actually seems to think that there is a damn bit of difference between a D and an R in office…useful idiot for the bankers and globullist elite. We truly are living at the end of the empire.

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