Neo Jessica Joshua, that we all know now as NAO, continues smashing into the artistic world by releasing the accompanying video to her single “Fool to Love”. The Ollie Wolfe-directed video features actor Ashley Walters (“Top Boy”) fighting an imaginary force and being taught a rough lesson. NAO has been an emerging force for some years now, featuring on Disclosure‘s album and being tipped by the queen of house: Annie Mac. And guess what? She just expanded her tour!
“Fool to Love” slips seamlessly into the current of dance music that has flooded our radio waves recently but NAO manages to distance herself by adding something not seen elsewhere. Comparisons can be made with AlunaGeorge, Jess Glynne and Katy B – other female vocalists who have delved into fronting dance music tracks. NAO however blends so many styles in her music she throws together funk, r&b, house and sprinklings of this and that. There is something else she has that can’t be defined by a genre or technical term it’s an aura, it’s a personality that comes with her music. There is a grit and grime to her music which reflect her Hackney roots and really gives her music a deeper flavor, a thicker and richer texture.
As “Fool To Love” demonstrates it, NAO‘s music is the future of funk, soul and r&b!
We love the artist here at Highclouds and we think everyone else will too. Her second EP “February 15” can be bought now on Itunes and we hope she drops her LP soon!
The single “Fool To Love” is available on iTunes via Little Tokyo Recordings. Check her new tour dates here. She will notably be playing at Le Botanique in Brussels on November 9. Get your tickets here.