Yes indeed, this is the first official taste of Nao's debut album, scheduled for release in early 2016. It's called 'Bad Blood' and, with sumptuous production work from London producer GRADES, the track snaps and sways, soothes and jostles with ornaments – then there's Nao's distinctive vocal itself, rich and silken. It's this addictive, narcotic sound of hers that makes it all the more of an insta-like for anyone with ears – a neo-soul spirit and acrobatic vocals, combined with more than just a passing penchant for future-facing music (her choice of collaboration partners, for instance, is always spot-on – Disclosure, A.K. Paul, Mura Masa, Kaytranada, Jungle).

See below for a few live dates for Nao in December.

  • Nao live dates:
  • Thursday 3rd December – Heaven, London
  • Tuesday 8th December – The Green Door Store, Brighton
  • Wednesday 9th December – The Exchange, Bristol
  • Thursday 10th December – Headrow House, Leeds
  • Friday 11th December – Broadcast, Glasgow
  • Friday 18th December – The Warehouse Project, Manchester w/ Jungle