On her new record The Future and the Past, out today, Richmond, Va. singer-songwriter Natalie Prass explores new territory of funk and soul. On the sleek, R&B-influenced “Short Court Style,” Prass is joyous, singing of love as a groovy and colorful celebration.
It’s the boldest Prass has ever sounded, and it suits her beautifully. But during her 2012 Daytrotter session, Prass took a more subdued approach, showcasing lush synths and indie-pop melodies. In honor of her new record, which marks a noted sonic shift, listen to earlier tracks “Goodbye,” “Empty as a Plate,” and “Nothing to Say,” below.