The album - called ‘Saturn’ - will be released on 26th October and will feature previous singles ‘Make It Out Alive’ and ‘Another Lifetime’.
Explaining the concept behind the album’s title, Nao said: “My friends kept telling me about the term ‘Saturn Returns’. 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.”
Along with the announcement of ‘Saturn’, she’s also announced a UK tour for March next year. Tickets will go on sale at 10am on 14th September.
20 Manchester, Albert Hall
21 Leeds, Leeds Beckett Students Union
22 Birmingham, O2 InstituteSun March
24 Dublin, Vicar Street
26 Bristol, O2 Academy Bristol
28 London, O2 Academy Brixton