Taken from her upcoming debut EP, lead track 'So Good' - co-written and co-produced with A.K. Paul - is now set for its official release.
In a time when the internet seems awash, and over saturated, it takes something truly remarkable to break through and head on an organic journey that grabs the imagination and acclaim of journalists, fans and musicians alike - but this is precisely what happened when NAO first uploaded her track with A.K Paul 'So Good' earlier this summer. Within 48hours it had taken on a life of its own; picking up acclaim from some of the world's most influential publications, gaining the #1 spot on HypeMachine, being streamed over 100K times (it now sits just shy of 900K), getting played as Zane Lowe's "Next Hype" on BBC Radio 1 and gaining praise from the likes of Disclosure, Little Dragon, Chet Faker and Jacques Greene.
With a mother hooked on gospel, which was an early introduction to vocals and harmony, a love for soul icon Donny Hathaway and the empowering Erykah Badu, NAO takes her vocal influences and combines them with an East London upbringing that saw her witness grime first hand, exposing her to a modern production that has stayed with her and helped form a potent mix.Â
Written by NAO and co-produced by a mixture of A.K Paul (So Good), William Arcane (Good Girl), John Calvert (Back Porch & Control) and Loxe (Adore & Interlude), the So Good EP leaps forward with old school soul throwbacks, flickers of hip-hop and Motown that are spliced with a modern production that makes something refreshingly unique, yet with a sense of familiarity, making NAO someone that seems capable of no limits.