Having already impressed with her 2 previous EPs, the vocals on one of the tunes of the year (Firefly by Mura Masa) as well as some excellent live shows (she bowled us over not only with her singing but huge smile and moves at this year’s Great Escape festival) Nao returns with new tune Bad Blood. There’s no connection to Bastille or Taylor Swift with this one except for the title; Nao makes this totally her own. Taking a low down dirty and funky R n B groove to accompany the tale of two people falling apart from childhood friendship, the heaviness of Bad Blood juxtaposes Nao's near helium fuelled voice perfectly. Its mid-tempo pace will inevitably lead to some dancing in clubs that will remind you of your uncle, drunk at your cousins wedding, thinking he’s a bit of a sex machine, but if you can avoid that, you’ve got a very slick, very funky jam in your ears.
Nao’s out on tour in December. Catch her in London, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds or if you’re on the south coast like us come and join us in Brighton at the Green Door Store on the 8th. We'll be the one doing the uncle dancing.
Nao - Bad Blood