Speaking on her new single, Nao says, “‘Make It Out Alive’ really sums up what my album is about. I’d hit my late twenties and everything was in flux; relationships, work life, home situation, everything. I was lost and I genuinely had to ask ‘how do you make it out of here?’.”
She continues, “The idea of making it a duet was to reflect how many people, all over the world, are going through the same experience. I’d been a huge fan of SiR’s voice and songwriting for a while so I was over the moon when he agreed to join me on the track.”
“Make It Out Alive” was recently featured in an episode of Issa Rae’s hit show, Insecure, on HBO. The song will appear on Nao’s forthcoming album, Saturn, which drops on October 26 via Little Tokyo Recordings. Saturn is the follow-up to Nao’s 2016 debut album, For All We Know.
Listen to “Make It Out Alive” below.