Natalie Prass was born in Richmond, Virginia but took her musical steps in Nashville, writing and acting in the shadows of other artists. But it didn’t take long until Natalie’s delicate voice and sophisticated compositions began to catch the eye of the people around her. Her first EP was released in 2009, titled “Small & Sweet” which could also be a description of Natalie’s music. Soon after “Sense of Transcendence” arrived, released in 2011. Upon returning to Richmond, Natalie Prass began working on her debut album with the help of her friend (also a musician and an influence for Natalie) Matthew E. White. For bureaucratic reasons, it took some time until this self-titled album saw the light of day, a fact that only increased the expectations from the audience and the press. Expectations that were fully matched when the album was finally released in 2015. At the time, we could read in her website: “She’s a joy to any listener and has a genuine energy with a mixture of sincerity and cosmic insolence… She offers all of this with a carefree charm and an almost divine intuition”. Natalie returned with a new album “The Future and The Past”. The charm remains the same and the sound seems to be more and more danceable, although this is an admittedly confessional album. The songs are some of 2018’s best. “Short Court Style” is a single to carefully listen to and to dance at the same time.