Jessica Pratt: In Dreams

[caption id="attachment_147663" align="aligncenter" width="600"] photo by Colby Droscher[/caption] Jessica Pratt is making up for lost time. In 2012, when the then-San-Francisco-based singer-songwriter released her self-titled debut album, little was known about the haunting and gorgeous voice behind the lo-fi collection of indie folk ballads. In fact, most of the songs on the album weren’t even new — Pratt had written the majority of them five years before the album hit shelves. She didn’t even have any plans to release what was essentially a collection of home-recorded demos until White Fence’s Tim Presley expressed interest in releasing the album on his Birth Records label. What Pratt didn’t plan for was how well the album would come to be received, selling out its first vinyl pressing in less than two weeks and garnering nearly universal positive reviews from critics. Things were changing, and quickly. “The initial first wave after the album came out was just kind of like coming to terms with the fact that this happened, and trying to figure that out,” she says in a phone interview from her home. “There wasn’t that much time before it was out. I wasn’t even playing shows, like at all. So by the…

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