British singer Nao has finally released her debut album, For All We Know, via Little Tokyo Recordings/RCA Records.
The project is layered with 18 tracks including “Bad Blood,” “Fool to Love” and “Girlfriend.” For All We Know also includes production by GRADES, A.K. Paul, Jungle, John Calvert and LOXE.
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 mid-twenties 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.
Nao will kick off her North American tour on September 14 in Brooklyn. She will travel to major cities including Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles and San Fransisco.
Stream Nao’s debut album, For All We Know, on Spotify below.
Nao North American Tour Dates
Sept 14th Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
Sept 15th Allston, MA Brighton Music Hall
Sept 16th Montreal, QC Belmont
Sept 18th Detroit, MI El Club
Sept 19th Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
Sept 20th Grinnell, IA Grinnell College
Sept 23rd Seattle, WA Barboza
Sept 24th Vancouver, BC Biltmore
Sept 25th Portland, OR Holocene
Sept 27th San Francisco, CA Social Hall
Sept 28th Los Angeles, CA El Rey
Oct 1st Austin TX Austin City Limits