NAO Returns with New Song “Another Lifetime”
The U.K. artist is preparing to release a new album, hear the first single now.
Two years on from the release of her debut album For All We Know, Nao is ready with new material. The U.K. singer and songwriter introduced herself with a self-described “wonky funk” sound, captured in the effortless and addictive singles “Bad Blood” and “Fool To Love.” However, new song “Another Lifetime” comes from a more fragile place. The bruised and contemplative ballad is reflected in a video in which she wanders the streets of Kiev, Ukraine alone and looking for answers.
Speaking to The FADER via email, Nao said: “‘Another Lifetime’ came out of a tumultuous and conflicted period in my life. A long term relationship ended without that closure you get from disliking the other person and it took a very long time to come to terms with that. Finding peace with ‘the end’ and what that means on a few levels was where the song came from. [Directors] Zhang and Knight translated that emotional concept to film brilliantly but I think their real achievement was telling that story with the right edit and sympathy to the music. It’s so easy to translate a personal song in a cheesy way or lose the musicality in the editing but I think they scored top points in every area.”