WATCH THE “SISTERS” ANIMATED ART VIDEO HERE
TORONTO, ON – March 27, 2018 – Fresh off her late night debut on CONAN last week, Natalie Prass has released the second single from her upcoming album The Future and The Past, out June 1 on ATO Records. “Sisters” premieres today with an eye-popping animated art track celebrating sisterhood in all its forms.
Watch the video here
“Sisters” is a powerful call for solidarity and strength in femininity, during uncertain times. The funky, gospel-infused track features an all-female choir chanting the refrain “Keep your sisters close/You gotta keep your sisters close to ya.”
Natalie says of “Sisters”:
This song was written right after 45 was elected. I was raised in an environment where “women can’t do this or that”. It was around me in my personal life, but was also deeply built in the culture around me. It resulted in me thinking (sadly up until recently) to be a girl meant to be weak. I was rebellious and confused on what being a woman meant for me in life. A lot of women can’t relate to my situation, and I commend you, but I know a lot of women and girls out there can relate to my story. I now know more than ever that women are a force to be reckoned with, and we can change this world for the better. I desperately needed an anthem after Nov. 6. 2016. All of my past ghosts that I thought I had overcome came back to haunt me and I was paralyzed for months. This song was my warrior cry when I was losing hope. We demand equality for all marginalized groups, we demand safety in our neighborhoods, we demand safe health care and proper family leave, we demand better public schools for all classes, we demand equal pay & safety in our place of work. There are solutions to these issues and we need to stick together to solve them. When one ship rises, we all rise. Keep your sisters close. WE ARE WORLD WIDE WORLD CLASS.
“Sisters” follows “Short Court Style,” the first single from The Future and The Past. That track has had a tremendous run with Natalie performing it for both CONAN and NPR Music; recording an episode of the popular podcast Song Exploder exploring the track, and earning praise from Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Vulture, The Fader, Stereogum and more.
Watch the video for “Short Court Style” here.
The Future and The Past is a stunning snapshot of a musician in a state of personal rediscovery and surging femininity. The celebratory and defiant album finds Natalie tapping into deep, dancey grooves that glisten with ’80s pop and ’90s R&B, nestled alongside quivering, lushly orchestrated ballads.
Natalie just completed a run of shows with Fleet Foxes and several performances at SXSW where Rolling Stone deemed her one of the best acts of the week and said her show was “the sound of a musician hitting her stride.”
Pre-order the album here.
TRACKLIST FOR THE FUTURE AND THE PAST:
- Oh My
- Short Court Style
- Interlude: Your Fire
- The Fire
- Hot for the Mountain
- Never Too Late
- Ship Go Down
- Nothing To Say
- Far From You
- Ain’t Nobody
April 21 – Rotterdam, NL – Motel Mozaique Festival
April 22 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
April 23 – London, UK – Bush Hall
April 26 – Brighton, UK – Bau Wow
April 27 – Manchester, UK – Band on the Wall
April 28 – Birmingham, UK – Hare & Hounds
April 29 – Glasgow, UK – Mono
June 1 – New York, NY – Rough Trade
June 2 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
June 3 – Richmond,VA – Broadberry
* – w/Fleet Foxes