After bobbing along on a series of rapturously received tracks and EPs, Nao has finally revealed the first material to be taken from her upcoming debut album.
‘Bad Blood’, while sadly not a cover of the Taylor Swift smash-hit, is a bubbly cut of future-leaning pop. Erupting into guttural, Thundercat-esque bass after its pitch-shifted introductory verse, Grades’ production adds a welcome polarity to Nao’s sound.
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“I felt a real need to be honest with this album and a real need to be vulnerable.”
She’s been shortlisted for her sophomore album ‘Saturn’.
Foals and Fontaines DC are also among the acts who’ll be vying for the prize this September.
The group had split in 2016.