LISTEN: Matthew E. White and Natalie Prass “Cool Out” on New Single
The chilly track was produced by Stone's Throw artist DJ Harrison.
Matthew E. White and Natalie Prass have been pals since both were in high school in Virginia (here is some excellent proof of that fact), and White produced Prass’ self-titled debut at his Richmond, VA, Spacebomb Studios. Today the pair have teamed up for “Cool Out,” a groovy synthetic soul number whose tubular bells make it come across a bit like an optimistic take on Nick Cave’s “Red Right Hand.” The song is being billed as a new Matthew E. White single, but whether it’s a harbinger for the followup to last year’s Fresh Blood (our third-favorite album of 2015) is anyone’s guess.
The track was produced by DJ Harrison, yet another son of Richmond. While Harrison’s beat is certainly frostier than anything White or Prass have done to date, the click-clack groove and ringing chords are a natural fit for both artists. You can check it out below.