Natalie Prass has announced that her new album, a follow-up to 2015’s acclaimed eponymous debut, will be released on June 1.
The Future And The Past was again recorded at Richmond, Virginia’s Spacebomb Studios with Matthew E White. You can watch a video for lead-off single “Short Court Style” below:
Prass reveals that she rewrote the entire album in the wake of 2016’s “devastating” American election result: “It made me question what it means to be a woman in America, whether any of the things I thought were getting better were actually improving, who I am and what I believe in. 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. I needed to make an album that was going to get me out of my funk, one that would hopefully lift other people out of theirs, too, because that’s what music is all about.”
The singer-songwriter will tour the UK in April, dates below:
23 Apr – London @ Bush Hall
26 Apr – Brighton @ Bau Wow
27 Apr – Manchester @ Band on the Wall
28 Apr – Birmingham @ Hare & Hounds
29 Apr – Glasgow @ Mono
The April 2018 issue of Uncut is now on sale in the UK – with Joni Mitchell on the cover. Elsewhere in the issue, we pay tribute to Mark E Smith and there are new interviews with The Breeders, Josh T Pearson, Brett Anderson, The Decemberists, Chris Robinson and many more. We also look at the legacy of Rick Hall’s FAME Studios. Our free 15-track CD features 15 tracks of this month’s best new music, featuring Graham Coxon, Gwenno, Guided By Voices, Jonathan Wilson, David Byrne, Tracey Thorn, The Low Anthem and Mélissa Laveaux.