RECRUITS 6LACK FOR NEW TRACK "IF YOU EVER"
LIFTED FROM ‘SATURN’ OUT NOW
Nao recruits 6LACK for new track “If You Ever”, co-written and co-produced by Mura Masa.
Nao and 6LACK connect on one of this year’s most exciting collaborations, combining their unique energies and mesmerising vocals to produce a truly unforgettable track which launches the journey that is ‘Saturn’.
Last month, Nao announced her highly-anticipated world tour. Starting off in Japan, she will then go on to perform in North America and Europe, concluding with a show in London’s Brixton Academy on March 28th. (Full UK dates below)
“If You Ever” joins Nao’s recent releases, “Curiosity”, “Make It Out Alive” (followed by a stunning acoustic rendition premiered via High Snobiety) and “Another Lifetime”, giving a glimpse into her new album ‘Saturn’ which is available now.
On ‘Saturn’, Nao is bold and experimental, eager to push things forward and unafraid to offload ideas that have been weighing her down. “My friends kept telling me about the term ‘Saturn Returns’.’ says Nao. ‘It’s this idea that Saturn takes 29 years to orbit from when you’re born and it is the planet of blessings and growth. So by the time you’re around 29, between 27 and 32, something big happens in your life. It’s like waking up and coming of age, like: ‘I’ve been going through my twenties and what have I been doing in this relationship?’ What have I been doing in this job?’ You start to rethink everything - old stuff that your parents taught you or ideas that you believed in. It’s like a complete shedding of skin and it can be painful.”
There’s a real sense push and pull to Saturn — it’s complex and conflicted, but there’s a pervading optimism that makes it timeless, just like Nao herself. “It’s not just about heartbreak, it’s a sense of rebirth,” she says. “It’s soul-searching, you know?”
Thu 07 Mar - Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL
Fri 08 Mar - Gaite Lyrique, Paris, FR
Sat 09 Mar - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, BE
Mon 11 Mar - Luxor, Cologne, DE
Wed 13 Mar - Vega, Copenhagen, DK
Thu 14 Mar - Mojo, Hamburg, DE
Fri 15 Mar - Kesselhaus, Berlin, DE
Wed 20 Mar - Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
Thu 21 Mar - Beckett Student Union, Leeds, UK
Fri 22 Mar - 02 Institute, Birmingham, UK
Sun 24 Mar - Vicar Street, Dublin, IE
Tue 26 Mar - O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol UK
Thu 28 Mar - O2 Academy Brixton, London, UK