16. March 2019Sat 21:30
One of the most important representatives of the UK’s current R&B and soul wave, London musician Nao has already collaborated with the cult disco band Chic, high-flying hip hopper 6lack, style chameleon Mura Masa and Britpop legend Jarvis Cocker. On her second solo album Saturn, the 31-year-old singer looks back at her life to date and takes stock. The astrological phenomenon known as a “Saturn return” states that people will experience great upheavals in their lives in their late twenties because that is when the planet Saturn returns to the same place that it occupied at the moment of a person’s birth. Nao sets these changes – the ageing, the farewells, the new starts – to her unique blend of airily radiant electro soul and lends them her warm, gentle voice.