Somerset House Summer Series with American Express

Fri 12 Jul 2019
Doors 19.30
£36.25 (includes £3.75 booking fee)

For telephone bookings call 0333 320 2836 (choose option 1)

The Edmond J. Safra
Fountain Court

Nao’s confessional and lusciously leftfield soul-pop is the perfect fit for a singalong Summer Series sunset.

Growing up, Nao sought out London’s groundbreaking underground music scene, staying up late listening to the music her brothers played — pioneering garage-grime groups like Pay As U Go and Heartless Crew - but it was legendary soul voices like Nina Simone and Donny Hathaway that inspired her to swap open mic sessions for studying at Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

She supported her time there as a backing singer for the likes of Kwabs and was soon the go-to vocalist for a range of electronic producers. Discovering Burial, James Blake and Mount Kimbie, Nao finally found the in-road to making her own tracks where “The dark meets the garage...”

Fast forward a year or two and she’s played to a packed-out crowd at Glastonbury, picked up a MOBO nomination for Best Newcomer and a Brit nomination for Best British Female Solo Artist, co-penning songs with JUNGLE, A. K. and her oldest partner-in-crime, Loxe.

Nao’s latest album Saturn offers dancehall-flavoured bangers and slinky, pitch-black R&B tracks, with her remarkable high register voice more assured than ever. Ready to tell honest stories her own way and celebrate new possibilities, these songs will have you hugging your friends and singing along – good luck with those high notes.

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An astronomical album, filled with blessings, Nao’s second record fuses R&B and jazz to explore the hardships and feelings of being a modern-day black woman

Nao, Make it Out Alive ft SiR