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Nao has announced her highly-anticipated sophomore album ‘Saturn’ which is set to release on October 26th. Two years after the arrival of her ground-breaking album ‘For All We Know’, the sensational songstress returns in a brand new, never-before-heard dimension of her artistry. Pre-order HEREThe news of the album is accompanied by the announcement of Nao’s official world tour. Starting off in Japan, she will then go on to perform in North America and Europe, concluding with a show in London’s Brixton Academy on March 28th. (Full dates below)
Nao has given the first glimpse into ‘Saturn’ with her phenomenal singles ‘Another Lifetime’ (followed by a remix by mysterious London producer Shareware), and ‘Make It Out Alive’  ft. TDE recording artist SiR. For the East London-raised Nao, this album is a transition. Saturn is about the process of embracing adulthood and contemplating the naivety of youth. It’s both a celebration of new possibilities and a chance to reflect. 
My friends kept telling me about the term ‘Saturn Returns’. It’s this idea that Saturn takes 29 years to orbit from when you’re born and it is the planet of blessings and growth. So by the time you’re around 29, between 27 and 32, something big happens in your life. It’s like waking up and coming of age, like: ‘I’ve been going through my twenties and what have I been doing in this relationship?’ What have I been doing in this job?’ You start to rethink everything – old stuff that your parents taught you or ideas that you believed in. It’s like a complete shedding of skin and it can be painful.” Nao
On ‘Saturn’, Nao is bold and experimental, eager to push things forward and unafraid to offload ideas that have been weighing her down. On the skipping, afro-beat-flavoured banger ‘Drive & Disconnect’, she raps of her desire to optimise her moment, to power positively forward and swerve the distractions of the modern world. The slinky, pitch-black R&B track ‘Make It Out Alive’ on the other hand, confronts the kind of drama that haunts you for years. “I feel like everybody has a dose of that in their life.” she comments. “For me, it’s like in the middle of the night, when I can’t sleep and my mind is swilling and sometimes it can get too extreme. You feel like you can’t make it out.’


Thu 6 Dec – WWWX, Tokyo, Japan
North America 

  • Sat 12 Jan – Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC
  • Sun 13 Jan – Showbox, Seattle, WA
  • Mon 14 Jan – Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
  • Wed 16 Jan – The Warfield, San Francisco, CA
  • Fri 18 Jan – The Novo, Los Angeles, CA
  • Sat 19 Jan – Observatory – North Park, San Diego, CA
  • Sun 20 Jan – The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA
  • Tue 22 Jan – Metro Music Hall, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Wed 23 Jan – Gothic Theatre, Englewood, CO
  • Fri 25 Jan – Fine Line Music Café, Minneapolis, MN
  • Sat 26 Jan – Concord Music Hall, Chicago, IL
  • Sun 27 Jan – Majestic Theater, Detroit, MI
  • Tue 29 Jan – Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON
  • Wed 30 Jan – Corona Theatre, Montréal, QC
  • Fri 01 Feb – Royale, Boston, MA
  • Sat 02 Feb – Terminal 5, New York, NY
  • Mon 04 Feb – Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
  • Tue 05 Feb – The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MD
  • Thu 07 Feb – Masquerade, Atlanta, GA

  • Thu 07 Mar – Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL
  • Fri 08 Mar – Gaite Lyrique, Paris, FR
  • Sat 09 Mar – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, BE
  • Mon 11 Mar – Luxor, Cologne, DE
  • Wed 13 Mar – Vega, Copenhagen, DK
  • Thu 14 Mar – Mojo, Hamburg, DE
  • Fri 15 Mar – Kesselhaus, Berlin, DE
  • Wed 20 Mar – Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
  • Thu 21 Mar – Beckett Student Union, Leeds, UK
  • Fri 22 Mar – 02 Institute, Birmingham, UK
  • Sun 24 Mar – Vicar Street, Dublin, IE
  • Tue 26 Mar – O2 Academy Bristol, Bristol UK
  • Thu 28 Mar – O2 Academy Brixton, London, UK

     ‘Saturn’ Tracklist
    1. Another Lifetime

    2. Make It Out Alive (feat. SiR)

    3. If You Ever

    4. When Saturn Returns (Interlude)

    5. Saturn (feat. Kwabs)

    6. Gabriel

    7. Orbit

    8. Love Supreme

    9. Curiosity

    10. Drive and Disconnect

    11. Don’t Change

    12. Yellow of the Sun

    13. A Life Like This

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