Jessica Pratt has one of those voices that make you sit up and pay attention. It’s not a beautiful voice in the traditional sense, not with the slightly nasal timber, but it’s without a doubt one of the most interesting and compelling around.
We were first introduced to Pratt and that voice via her 2012 self-titled debut, a deceptively simple album that wisely surrounded the vocals with a couple of acoustic guitars. She continues in that vein on sophomore platter “On Your Own Love Again,” a terrific nine-track effort that cements Pratt’s status as one of my favorite young artists.
She comes out of the gate clicking on all cylinders with “Wrong Hand,” “Game That I Play” and “Strange Melody,” and Pratt later scores with “Moon Dude,” “Jacquelyn in the Background” and personal favorite “Back, Baby.” It’s time you got to know Jessica Pratt. Trust me. (Jeffrey Sisk)