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Little Tokyo Recordings

Released: 05.08.16

www.soundcloud.com/thisnao

 

 

 

 

Nao’s debut album, For All We Know, serves up a veritable sonic buffet of aural delights – including rhythmic electro-soul (DYWM and Give Me A Little), hard-hitting digital funk (Inhale Exhale) and woozy, ethereal balladry (Girlfriend) – which highlight the 28 year old East Londoner’s rather unique vocals.

Underscored by nuanced production – from Jungle (Get To Know Ya), A.K. Paul (Trophy), GRADES (Bad Blood) and Nao herself (Fool To Love) – the 18-track set takes listeners on a sometimes emotional rollercoaster ride, with candidly detailed explorations of themes like romantic reverie (Adore You) and pensive detachment (In The Morning).

Chockfull of intricate melodies, engaging lyrics and impressive introspection, this stunning record announces the arrival of a bewitchingly original talent destined for big things. Get familiar!

 

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