For almost a year, Nao has been posting nothing but refreshingly unique tracks on her Souncloud account, each and every one getting the attention it deserves. Last year, she supported Little Dragon on their tour followed by the highly anticipated release her second EP entitled ‘Febuary 15’. The EP is dynamic, exotic, and a compelling build of her jazz trained voice with new sounds from todays experimental production elements. She’s not quite as off the grid as FKA Twigs and MIA can often be, but she can definitely be their slightly more tamed younger sister.
Nao is an example of not just a purely talented artist, but one that is patient and smart. She’s working with the right producers, owning her brand, and cultivating a sound that is attractive to this generation of music listeners. At 24 years of age, she’s figured it out and has a bright future as a frequently blogged artist. Keep an eye on this one, she’s in it for the long haul. I just can’t wait for her LA debut (come on BARDOT).
Both EP’s are available on iTunes and Spotify. Listen below!