NAO Releases Third Album, ‘And Then Life Was Beautiful’

blame it on Meka September 24, 2021

After taking time off to give birth to her first child in 2020, East London songstress NAO has returned with her third album And Then Life Was Beautiful.

The follow-up to her 2018 Grammy- and Mercury-nominated album Saturn, the album is led by the singles Antidote,” “Messy Love,” and “Wait.” A 13-track offering, the album features the likes of Lucky Daye, Lianne La Havas, Adekunle Gold, serpentwithfeet, and spoken-word interludes from UK poet Sophia Thakur. “I love interludes, and I can remember them being on so many great albums, like Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city and… from Jill Scott’s Who Is Jill Scott?: Words and Sounds, Vol. 1, where they often play around with poetry or conversations,” NAO says.

Stream the project in its entirety, below.