After preparing a much-anticipated response to her standout 2015 self-titled release, Natalie Prass discarded everything and stepped back. The election results had induced a deflating sense of her identity as a female and an artist. She had to restart.
It was with a devotion to supplying women, Americans, and all downtrodden individuals with an uplifting confection that she found the motivation for her sophomore record, The Future and The Past. She would enlist the production wizardry of Matthew E. White to finesse a roof-raising, emotionally surrendering record reinforced with feminine strength and resilience and sustained by a 90s R&B FM-radio boogie. It's difficult to imagine the original record having the gusto of "Sisters," an apogee point encouraging those to "keep your sisters close." The popping guitars and overstuffed bass plucks have a poly-era pop throb with a modern élan, Prass' emotive vocals traversing with veteran prowess.