Nao absolutely nails it on Fool To Love, another slice of slick future driven funk, with more bounce to the bassline than a 1970’s spacehopper. The production is pristine and the tune sugar sweet, even if Nao is singing about THE END: “I was a fool to love you, we could have had it all.”
The question now is can Nao crossover to be a mainstream pop star? There’s no certainty on that one, her music at this stage may still possess a bit too much groovy OOOOMPH for the singles charts, but there’s no doubt this one will cement her fan base. And if the music career doesn't work out? Well I think she should get a job scrutinising public spending for the UK parliament. Her name would fit in well (see here)
Nice shade of orange on that promo pic as well – did the shoot take place in an Easy Hotel? It’s very much of that colour.
Fool To Love is released via Little Tokyo Recordings / RCA with an 'impact date' (that makes it sound like she's going to explode into tiny pieces doesn't it?) of 8th April. She hits the road for some solo UK dates in April and then jets off to America for a bunch of shows with Mura Masa. Of course the highlight of both these artists careers so far is surely being named 1 and 2 on Breaking More Waves own Ones to Watch? Surely?
Nao - Fool To Love