All is right with the world now that Nao has revealed the “Antidote.” Previewing more of what she’s been cooking up in the pandemic, the self-proclaimed queen of wonky funk releases a salve in music form that features Nigerien hitmaker Adekunle Gold. The new song arrives with a music video that can be watched above.
The Afrocentric track, made for the sunny days ahead, serves as a healing agent for the two distinct artists, who have been cured for the better by their respective love interests.
Nao explained the inspiration behind “Antidote” on social media. “We wrote ‘Antidote’ as a musical remedy 4 U during these times and as an ode to our daughters, who were both born weeks apart from each other during the pandemic,” she wrote. “They filled us with love. They were our Antidote to all that was happening in the world. This song is a summer remedy for your winter days.”
“Antidote” follows last year’s “Woman,” featuring Lianne La Havas. Both tracks will appear on the follow up to Saturn, one of Rated R&B’s 25 best R&B albums of 2018. The new effort is slated for release sometime later this year.
Stream “Antidote” by Nao featuring Adekunle Gold and watch the video below.