Cool Mom Tunes: Jessica Pratt, Alien Songstress
A LONG while back, my friend Ally got me into this Karen Dalton record. Her voice was like nothing I’d ever heard- raspy and worn, harsh at times, but coming from a place inside her that felt otherworldly to me. I couldn’t get enough.
When I heard Jessica Pratt’s new track, “This Time Around,” I immediately thought of Dalton and her strange sound. In researching her on YouTube, I saw a comment on a song of hers from 2015, that validated my hunch.
Elias C wrote,
“This girl came from outer space.”
Peculiar and beautiful. No?
She’s got a new album, Quiet Signs, out Feb. 8th.
P.S. She’s numero uno on my new 2019 Greats playlist.