Natalie Prass – “REALiTi” (Grimes Cover)
Grimes’ song “REALiTi” has already lived a couple of lives, and now it’s got another one. Back in March, Grimes posted a video for a version of the song that she said was unfinished. It immediately became the favorite Grimes song of a whole lot of people. A slightly more polished version of the song later appeared on Art Angels, Grimes’ brilliant new album, and there are already debates raging over which version is better. And now Natalie Prass, the elegant and poised singer-songwriter who released a great debut album earlier this year, has recorded her own version. On Friday, Prass will release her new cover-heavy EP Side By Side, recorded live at Richmond’s Spacebomb Studios. We’ve already posted her versions of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sounds Of Silence” and Anita Baker’s “Caught Up In The Rapture.” And now, via Pitchfork, we get to hear her take on “REALiTi,” which is all jazz-band sparkle and which brings something new to an already-great song. Check it out below.
Side By Side is out 11/20 on StarTime International.