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Little Tokyo Recordings / Sony

Nao ‎– For All We Know

$45.00

Little Tokyo Recordings / Sony

Nao ‎– For All We Know

$45.00

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UK sensation Nao presents her debut album, For All We Know, which is destined to be one of the defining records of 2016.

Her emergence as one of the most adored new singers has been as fluid and elegant as one of her vocal phrases. Now she has delivered her highly anticipated debut For All We Know, a transcendent set of 18 songs. Woozy, spacey funk, shot through with her effortless breath-taking toplines, part neo-soul, part UK bass, part funk rock – all at a sensual, stepping R&B pace.

The record features fan favorites "Girlfriend," "Inhale Exhale," "Bad Blood" and "Fool To Love" as well as incredible unheard tracks like "Trophy" – where Nao collaborates with A.K. Paul again – and "Get To Know Ya" co-produced by XL Recordings' Jungle. Other co-producers (Nao is credited as producer on 17 of the 18 tracks) include her good friends John Calvert ("In The Morning," "Blue Wine," "We Don't Give A"), Grades ("Bad Blood," "Fool To Love," "Inhale Exhale," "Girlfriend") and Loxe ("Adore You," "Give Me A Little").

For All We Know is the record of a one-of-a-kind artist destined for greatness. A record you can dip your head into for a 360-degree spectrum of kaleidoscopic digi-funk.

NAO grew up in South Woodford, East London, listening to gospel in her local Evangelical church, her brother’s jungle UK garage and her sister’s 90s and 00s R&B – going on to study at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She starting writing songs in her midtwenties after a few years of teaching school kids to sing and doing backing vocal gigs for the likes of Pulp and Kwabs.

Inspired by Little Dragon, the ideas and words flowed, and she soon began working on her own songs, resulting in her 2014 debut EP, So Good. The EP’s title track, made with A.K. Paul, whizzed around the world accumulating millions of plays on Soundcloud. NAO’s 2015 follow-up EP, February 15, contained the single “Zillionaire” which was featured in a Samsung Galaxy commercial. By January 2016 she placed third in the high-profile BBC Sound Poll and her incredible year continues with a recent performance on Later…with Jools Holland, the cover of The Guardian and rave reviews from Fader, Essence, Pitchfork, Entertainment Weekly, and more. – Press Release

“…Nao’s hook is her voice—she sings like a giddy angel sent to live out a dream of pop stardom…Her view of modern love, delivered in a tone that oscillates between euphoria and self-examination, feels like a rebuff to digital-era romance, where the possibilities of perma-communication (the mute, the de-friend, the ghosting) have fostered a banal revolution in breakup politics. Instead, her music inhabits the arena of high-stakes R&B, where women’s voices are dominant, acrobatic, and impossible for unsympathetic listeners to tune out.” – Pitchfork

“Throughout For All We Know, her vocals display her adventurous spirit, the mixture of electronic and acoustic instrumentation developing into a funky blend. With the inclusion of interlude tracks named after iPhone voice memos, the record creates the feeling of being right there in the studio with NAO and her band; it’s a humid, endlessly grooving jam session where no one knows what’s going to happen next yet everyone is somehow on the same page.” – Consequence of Sound

Little Tokyo Recordings / Sony

Item description:

Artist:

Nao

Title:

For All We Know

Label:

Little Tokyo Recordings / Sony

Format:

2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Green

Pressing:

Europe

Release Date:

2016

Genre:

Soul / Funk, Pop, Electronica

Style:

Neo Soul, Contemporary R&B, Female Vocals

Catalog No:

88985304441

Condition:

New