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Natalie Prass premieres new song “My Baby Don’t Understand Me” — listen

on January 12, 2015, 3:10pm

Nashville singer-songwriter Natalie Prass reimagines ’70s folk for the modern world, integrating elements of soul and R&B in the process. A former member of Jenny Lewis’ touring band, she is now gearing up to release her self-titled debut on January 27th. In anticipation, she’s shared album opener “My Baby Don’t Understand Me”.

A sentimental track emboldened by rich, warm instrumentation, the song was partially written while she and her then-boyfriend were going through a particularly rocky phase. “I wrote the chorus of the song in tears on my boyfriend’s piano immediately after a fight,” Prass explains. “I later finished the song with an incredible artist, Peter Barbee, emailed it to my boyfriend, [and] we broke up shortly after I sent it.”

She adds, “He used this song as an example of why we needed to end, and that might possibly haunt me forever. Note to self: When a relationship is on the rocks, but you want to work it out on your end, maybe don’t send songs like this.” Listen in below.

Natalie Prass Tracklist:
01. My Baby Don’t Understand Me
02. Bird of Prey
03. Your Fool
04. Christy
05. Why Don’t You Believe Me
06. Violently
07. Never Over You
08. Reprise
09. It Is You