Rolling Stone - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "These songs would be at home in a smoky lounge circa 1973, from the horn-laced opener 'My Baby Don't Understand Me' to the baroque-pop brooder 'Christy.'"
Paste (magazine) - "Prass shows a range in songwriting, from anthems to confident R&B burners to whimsical prairie folk to theatrical grandeur. It is the debut of a songwriter not struggling to find a voice, but fully formed and confident as all hell."
Pitchfork (Website) - "Prass sounds positively uplifted as the band swells over her lovesick harmonies, forgoing any tortured abnegation. There's idealism in her voice that's tempered by heartbreak without falling prey to cynicism..."
Audio Mixer: Trey Pollard.
Recording information: Spacebomb Studios, Richmond, VA.
Illustrator: Erica Prince.
Photographer: Samuel Dixon.
Born in Cleveland and raised in Virginia Beach, Natalie Prass is a singer and songwriter whose music captures the deep emotions and heartfelt sound of vintage soul and R&B with the down-to-earth vibe of classic country, striking a balance between Diana Ross and Dolly Parton. Known to music fans as a member of Jenny Lewis' road band, Prass steps out on her own with her first album, simply titled Natalie Prass, where she shows off her impressive gifts as a vocalist and composer. Co-produced by Matthew E. White (Prass' labelmate at Spacebomb Records, a friend since their high-school days, and another artist with a soulful, eclectic approach), who has helped give the album a broad spectrum of musical colors, Natalie Prass was years in the making, but the finished product has a warm, organic sound that honors Prass' roots in Southern music and resonates with the emotional integrity of her songs. Romantic, powerful, and deeply personal, Natalie Prass is the work of a distinctive new artist with a vision that embraces past and present, merging strength and vulnerability to powerful effect. ~ Mark Deming