UK R&B star NAO broke out with 2016’s debut, For All We
Know. This astrologicallyconceptualised sequel is even more lavish. NAO modernises the classy adult balladry of Roberta Flack and Regina Belle with the modishly electro Another
Lifetime, Saturn (a Kwabs
duet) and A Life Like This.
Still, she hasn’t shed her old “wonky funk”, reuniting with producer pal Mura Masa for the xx-y If You Ever. Most adventurous? Drive and
Disconnect — Afrobeatmeets-deep jazz. Stellar.
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