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NAO announces her long-awaited album, 'And Then Life Was Beautiful'

NAO announces her long-awaited album, 'And Then Life Was Beautiful'

Author: Sarah Akomanyi | Friday 30th July 2021

NAO announces her long-awaited album, 'And Then Life  Was Beautiful' Photograph
Having received huge praises from BBC 1Xtra, Clash, Notion, Complex and more, NAO has finally announced details for her anticipated third studio album, 'And Then Life Was Beautiful'. It will be out on September 24th. Check out the full track-listing below.
Pre-Order the album here.
The new release comes after her Mercury Prize and Grammy-nominated album, 'Saturn'. If this isn't enough, NAO will be performing the songs at Rough Trade East.
'And Then Life Was Beautiful' shows NAO entering a new chapter in her life. As 'Saturn' was a form of soul searching in her late twenties, the new album shows a sense of purpose, which goes one step further. She has now found her voice, now being a mother to a young daughter. Having written and recorded the album during lockdown, this album seems like one that is there to lend a helping hand to anyone who listens to it.
The album features artists including Nigerian artist Adekuncle Gold and Lianne La Havas. Another stand-out track includes 'Wait', which looks into the mistakes that people make for the sake of relationships. The collaboration of vocals between NAO and serpentwithfeet created the stripped-back track 'Postcards'.
'And Then Life Was Beautiful' track-listing-
1. And Then Life Was Beautiful
2. Messy Love
3. Glad That You’re Gone
4. Antidote (feat. Adekunle Gold)
5. Burn Out
6. Wait
7. Good Luck (feat. Lucky Daye)
8. Nothing’s For Sure
9. Woman (feat. Lianne La Havas)
10, Better Friend
11. Postcards (feat. serpentwithfeet)
12. Little Giants
13. Amazing Grace