Natalie Prass to release covers of Anita Baker, Simon & Garfunkel, Grimes

Side by Side was recorded live at Spacebomb Studios, the same place Natalie Prass’ album was recorded. This was the first time she’s been back in there after a whirlwind year: the release of her critically acclaimed debut LP, and nonstop touring in the U.S. and abroad.  Spacebomb Studios is the home of Spacebomb, a record label and production company shaped around traditional models and time-honored ways, a house band, and a unified crew of arrangers and musicians.
Side by Side EP:
01 “My Baby Don’t Understand Me” (live)
02 “Caught Up in the Rapture” (Anita Baker cover)
03 “Christy” (live)
04 “The Sound of Silence” (Simon & Garfunkel cover)
05 “REALiTi” (Grimes cover) Notes from Natalie:
“I chose ‘Caught Up in the Rapture’ because it’s the perfect song and Anita Baker can really work a shoulder pad. I have crazy respect for her.”
“Sound of Silence.’ I dig the S & G… not like most people do. I can put it on for like a few songs because the lyrics and soft singing are very soothing, but then I’ll have to put on James Brown Live at the Apollo just to balance it out. Carmen McRae’s psychedelic version of this song is brilliant. We did it her way. It’s got that balance. This kind of style of music comes very naturally to us Richmond music folk. This was a one take Jake.”
“REALiTi’ by Grimes. Four chords. Simple lyrics and melodies. I think the world of her. We worked this song out in the studio never having played it before and recorded it like 3 times through. I think it works although she’s probably going to say ‘what is this jazz shit’ and hate it.”