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NAO – Saturn (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

NAO – Saturn (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 46:55 minutes | 517 MB | Genre: R&B
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download  | Front Cover | © RCA Records Label

Following two well received EPs (So Good in 2014 and February 15 in 2015), Neo Jessica Joshua, alias Nao, released a promising first album in the summer of 2016, For All We Know. A Nottingham native who settled in East London early on, she put her high-flying soul sound into dubstep, funk, pop and R&B. Two years later, on Saturn, she applies the same formula – and while she’s not the only one to offer this particular mixture, she is doing so with a certain originality. Beneath the surging currents of slightly futuristic, visceral pop, the young Brit shows off her sensual, almost puckish, voice. Jarvis Cocker’s former backing singer, who made her name on Disclosure’s Superego, has made a second multifaceted album, which digs deep into classical soul as much as it does into nu-soul or electronic R&B. With scraps of West African rhythms ( Drive & Disconnect), sensual R&B (Curiosity), catchy electro pop (If You Ever written with Alex Crossan AKA Mura Masa) and light soul (Make It Out Alive with the Californian SiR), Nao elegantly picks her way through the whole field of contemporary groove.  – Max Dembo

01. Another Lifetime
02. Make It Out Alive (feat. SiR)
03. If You Ever
04. When Saturn Returns (Interlude)
05. Saturn (feat. Kwabs)
06. Gabriel
07. Orbit
08. Love Supreme
09. Curiosity
10. Drive and Disconnect
11. Don’t Change
12. Yellow of the Sun
13. A Life Like This


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