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Natalie Prass‘ new LP, The Future and The Past, has been a long time in the making. Reeling from the results of 2016’s presidential election, Prass made a last-minute decision to cancel the recording sessions she’d booked with producer Matthew E. White, feeling that the songs she’d written about a breakup had to be replaced with new ones which addressed what was unfolding in America.
To celebrate the release of this powerful new record, Prass was joined by White at Manhattan’s iconic bookstore The Strand for a deep-dive conversation about her creative process and vision for these songs. Their talk also gets into sexism in the studio, aborted attempts at writing with L.A. songwriters, and how Prass almost chose running a dog-clothing company over her music career.
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— Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast host and producer @eliaeinhorn
Today’s episode is in partnership with The Strand. It was recorded by Jason Kelly and co-produced by Mark Yoshizumi.
Photo Credit: Keenan Kush