Riding at the crest of the modern RnB-pop wave, London-based singer Nao manages to blend 70s and 90s era funk, timeless soul, futuristic production, and nimble, featherlight vocals on her debut full length For All We Know, released 7/29 on RCA and Little Tokyo records. At 18-tracks with a runtime of 54 minutes, For All We Know is nothing short of a musical odyssey, exploring the singers intimate perspectives on various relationships – from friendships, to lovers to past versions of herself – in a candy-sweet package of heartfelt ballads that she self-describes as “wonky funk.”
See Nao live Sunday night (9/25) at Holocene for her PDX debut with support from the Chicago-based 19-year old rapper/producer prodigy, Kweku Collins. There are still a few pre-sale tickets left, but get yours (here) asap before the show sells out and you have to wait for her next tour to bring her back across the Atlantic.
Watch Nao’s video for her tune “Girlfriend” and just try not to fall in love with this rising star.