NAO For All We Know

For All We Know

NAO

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Released on July 29, 2016 by RCA Records Label

Main artist: Nao

Genre: R&B/Soul > R&B

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Album : 1 disk - 18 tracks Total length : 00:53:46

  1. 1 Intro (Like Velvet)

    Näo, Associated Performer, Engineer, Main Artist, Producer - Neo Joshua, Composer, Lyricist - Jamie Snell, Mixing Engineer - John Davis, Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2016 Little Tokyo Recordings under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

  2. 2 Get to Know Ya

    Näo, Associated Performer, Engineer, Main Artist, Producer - Neo Joshua, Composer, Lyricist - Joshua Lloyd-Watson, Bass Guitar, Composer, Drum Programmer, Lyricist, Synthesizer - Thomas McFarland, Bass Guitar, Composer, Drum Programmer, Lyricist, Synthesizer - Jungle, Engineer, Producer - Jamie Snell, Mixing Engineer - John Davis, Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2016 Little Tokyo Recordings under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

  3. 3 Inhale Exhale

    Näo, Associated Performer, Engineer, Main Artist, Producer - Neo Joshua, Composer, Lyricist - Daniel Traynor, Composer, Lyricist - Grades, Drum Programmer, Engineer, Producer, Synthesizer - Andy Vickery, Guitar - Jamie Snell, Mixing Engineer - John Davis, Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2016 Little Tokyo Recordings under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

  4. 4 Voice Memo 161

    Näo, Associated Performer, Main Artist - N/A, Composer - Neo Joshua, Speaker - Christian Gregory, Speaker - Miles James, Speaker - John Davis, Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2016 Little Tokyo Recordings under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

  5. 5 Happy

    Näo, Associated Performer, Engineer, Main Artist - Neo Joshua, Composer, Lyricist - Christian Gregory, Composer, Drum Programmer, Engineer, Guitar, Keyboards, Lyricist, Producer - Miles James, Composer, Drum Programmer, Engineer, Guitar, Keyboards, Lyricist, Producer, Synthesizer - Grades, Drum Programmer, Producer, Synthesizer - Jamie Snell, Mixing Engineer - John Davis, Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2016 Little Tokyo Recordings under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

  6. 6 Voice Memo 162

    Näo, Associated Performer, Main Artist - N/A, Composer - Neo Joshua, Speaker - Christian Gregory, Speaker - Miles James, Speaker - John Davis, Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2016 Little Tokyo Recordings under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

  7. 7 Adore You

    Näo, Associated Performer, Engineer, Main Artist, Producer - Abhi Dijon, Associated Performer, Featured Artist - NAO feat. Abhi Dijon, Associated Performer - Neo Joshua, Composer, Lyricist - Rowan Perkins, Composer, Lyricist - Loxe, Drum Programmer, Engineer, Producer, Synthesizer - Dijon Duenas, Composer, Lyricist - Grades, Drum Programmer, Producer, Synthesizer - Andy Vickery, Guitar - Abhirath Bharath Raju, Composer, Lyricist - Jamie Snell, Mixing Engineer - John Davis, Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2016 Little Tokyo Recordings under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

  8. 8 In the Morning

    Näo, Associated Performer, Engineer, Main Artist, Producer - Neo Joshua, Composer, Lyricist - Sam Stubbings, Composer, Lyricist - John Calvert, Bass Guitar, Composer, Drum Programmer, Engineer, Lyricist, Producer, Synthesizer - Jamie Snell, Mixing Engineer - John Davis, Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2016 Little Tokyo Recordings under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

  9. 9 Trophy

    Näo, Associated Performer, Main Artist - A.K. Paul, Associated Performer, Bass Guitar, Drum Programmer, Engineer, Featured Artist, Guitar, Producer, Synthesizer - NAO feat. A. K. Paul, Associated Performer - Neo Joshua, Composer, Lyricist - Anup Kumar Paul, Composer, Lyricist - Jamie Snell, Mixing Engineer - John Davis, Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2016 Little Tokyo Recordings under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

  10. 10 Bad Blood

    Näo, Associated Performer, Engineer, Main Artist, Producer - Neo Joshua, Composer, Lyricist - Dan Traynor, Composer, Lyricist - Grades, Drum Programmer, Engineer, Producer, Synthesizer - Jamie Snell, Mixing Engineer - John Davis, Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2015 Little Tokyo Recordings Limited under exclusive licence to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

  11. 11 DYWM

    Näo, Associated Performer, Engineer, Main Artist, Producer - Neo Joshua, Composer, Lyricist - James Luke Wood, Composer, Lyricist - Grades, Drum Programmer, Engineer, Producer, Synthesizer - Royce Wood Junior, Engineer, Guitar - Dan See, Drums - David Rick, Engineer - Jamie Snell, Mixing Engineer - John Davis, Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2016 Little Tokyo Recordings under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

  12. 12 We Don't Give A

    Näo, Associated Performer, Engineer, Main Artist - Neo Joshua, Composer, Lyricist - Daniel James Traynor, Composer, Lyricist - John Calvert, Bass Guitar, Composer, Drum Programmer, Engineer, Lyricist, Producer, Synthesizer - Grades, Drum Programmer, Producer, Synthesizer - Christian Gregory, Bass Guitar - Samson Jatto, Drums - Andy Vickery, Guitar - Jamie Snell, Mixing Engineer - John Davis, Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2016 Little Tokyo Recordings under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

  13. 13 Give Me a Little

    Näo, Associated Performer, Engineer, Main Artist, Producer - Neo Joshua, Composer, Lyricist - Rowan Perkins, Composer, Lyricist - Loxe, Drum Programmer, Engineer, Producer, Synthesizer - Grades, Drum Programmer, Engineer, Producer, Synthesizer - Andy Vickery, Guitar - Jamie Snell, Mixing Engineer - John Davis, Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2016 Little Tokyo Recordings under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

  14. 14 Fool to Love

    Näo, Associated Performer, Engineer, Main Artist, Producer - Neo Joshua, Composer, Lyricist - Daniel Traynor, Composer, Lyricist - Grades, Drum Programmer, Engineer, Producer, Synthesizer - Jamie Snell, Mixing Engineer - John Davis, Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2015 Little Tokyo Recordings under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

  15. 15 Voice Memo 4 (Say Yes)

    Näo, Associated Performer, Main Artist - Vidal Davis, Composer, Lyricist - Kwabs - George Moore - Taurian Shropshire, Composer, Lyricist - Daine Dyer - Andre Harris, Composer, Lyricist - John Davis, Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2016 Little Tokyo Recordings under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

  16. 16 Blue Wine

    Näo, Associated Performer, Engineer, Main Artist, Producer - Neo Joshua, Composer, Lyricist - James Luke Wood, Composer, Lyricist - John Calvert, Drum Programmer, Engineer, Other, Percussion, Producer, Synthesizer - Jamie Snell, Mixing Engineer - John Davis, Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2016 Little Tokyo Recordings under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

  17. 17 Girlfriend

    Näo, Associated Performer, Main Artist, Producer - Neo Joshua, Composer, Lyricist - Ajay Bhattacharyya, Composer, Drums, Guitar, Lyricist, Synthesizer - Andy Vickery, Guitar - Grades, Drum Programmer, Engineer, Producer, Synthesizer - Stint, Producer - Jamie Snell, Mixing Engineer - John Davis, Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2016 Little Tokyo Recordings under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

  18. 18 Feels Like

    Näo, Associated Performer, Main Artist - Neo Joshua, Composer, Lyricist - James Luke Wood, Composer, Lyricist - Royce Wood Junior, Drum Programmer, Engineer, Guitar, Producer, Synthesizer - Dan See, Drums - John Calvert, Drum Programmer, Other, Percussion, Synthesizer - David Rick, Engineer - Jamie Snell, Mixing Engineer - John Davis, Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2016 Little Tokyo Recordings under exclusive license to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited

About

East London native Neo Jessica Joshua steadily slipped into the foreground during the mid-2010s. In a set of developmental and promising EPs self-released in 2014 and 2015, the former background singer resembled a 21st century mix of Deniece Williams and Lil' Mo with a sweet assertiveness that prompted her frequent classification as "songbird." Later in 2015, Joshua became more visible when she augmented Disclosure's Caracal, an album with drop-ins by fellow R&B progressives Kwabs (whom she once supported) and Miguel. Subsequently a BBC Sound of 2016 nominee, Joshua completed her overstuffed debut album with old and new accomplices including A.K. Paul, Grades, and Jungle. Titled after the 1930s pop song, a reference to her early training, and a hidden acknowledgment of her moment-seizing approach, the album has no weak songs. There is an excess of adequate ones, however, and the two tracks repeated from the EPs are unnecessary. When the new productions are all the way on, they kick out jagged, slightly fractured funk, often with a bit of guitar grind, the ice to Joshua's fire and light. It's a unique contrast and combination. Somehow, Joshua counteracts and complements the clinical quality in much of the production work. An athletic vocalist who never seems to break a sweat, Joshua can ride each tempo shift and rhythmic stammer, levitate, and hit runs like Williams, then dip almost as deep as Lalah Hathaway, like it's not much. For all her individuality, she's not too proud to make obvious references, like the one to Kate Bush via Maxwell that sets up "In the Morning," a searing ballad in which splitting with her partner sounds necessary for her survival. Another reference to an evident inspiration arrives during the sprightly "Adore You," where what sounds like SWV are smoothly pasted into the scene. This covers several other phases in a relationship, from infatuation to contempt, alternating from precise to hazy expressions that all seem deeply felt. Joshua's voice might be best matched for conveying the rush of falling in love, highlighted in the teasing/teetering ballad "Feels Like (Perfume)" and the whomping boogie track "Happy." Alternately, she's just as natural at covering opposing moods, as on "Trophy," a jab of rigid funk in which an objectifier is efficiently swatted. She's operating at an advanced level. ~ Andy Kellman

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